Associate Professor, Economics
Perry Singleton is an Associate Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. His work specializes in public, labor, and health economics. His research focuses
on the effects of health on labor market outcomes, the economics of the family
in relation to health, and the role of social insurance programs in the
economy, including Social Security's old-age and disability insurance and the
Department of Veterans Affair's Disability Compensation program. He is
also interested in occupational safety and health in relation to labor market
outcomes, firm productivity, technological development, and regulatory
oversight. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
"The Effect of Workplace Inspections on Worker Safety." Ling Li and Perry Singleton. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 72(3) (2019) pp. 718-748.
Dynamic Relationship between Disability, Earnings, and Disability Insurance
Application and Receipt." Perry Singleton, Economics Letters, Vol. 124, No. 3 (2014), pp. 374-377.
to Injury: Disability, Earnings, and Divorce." Perry Singleton, Journal
of Human Resources, Vol. 47,
No. 4 (2012), pp. 972-990.
of Rejected Applicants to the Social Security Disability Insurance Program." Perry Singleton, Economics Letters, Vol. 116, No. 2 (2012), pp. 147-150.
Effect of Taxes on Taxable Earnings: Evidence from the 2001 and Related US
Federal Tax Acts." Perry Singleton, National Tax Journal, Vol. 64, No. 2, part 1 (2011), pp.
Policy and the Rise in Disability Enrollment: Evidence for the VA’s Disability
Compensation Program." Mark Duggan, Perry Singleton, and Robert Rosenheck,
Journal of Law and Economics, Vol.
53, No. 2 (2010), pp. 379-398.
Research Grants and Awards
Principle Investigator. “The Effect of Social Security Retirement Benefits on Food-Related Hardship among Older Americans.” Funded by University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research. 2020-2022.