Associate Professor, Economics
426 Eggers Hall
Perry Singleton CV
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007
Public finance, health economics
ECN 496.001 Distinction Thesis in Economics II TU/TH, 12:30-1:50
ECN 820.001 Dissertation Workshop W, 3:45-6:30
Perry Singleton, Associate Professor of Economics, 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 has numerous published papers including in Economic Letters, Journal of Human Resources, and the National Tax Journal. More
Perry Singleton. 2012. “Insult to Injury: Disability, Earnings, and Divorce.” Journal of Human Resources.
Perry Singleton. 2012. “Earnings of Rejected Applicants to the Social Security Disability Insurance Program.” Economics Letters 116(2): 147-150.
Perry Singleton. 2011. “The Effect of Taxes on Taxable Earnings: Evidence from the 2001 and Related US Federal Tax Acts.” National Tax Journal 64(2, part 1): 323-352.
Mark Duggan, Perry Singleton, and Robert Rosenheck. 2010. “Federal Policy and the Rise in Disability Enrollment: Evidence for the VA’s Disability Compensation Program.” Journal of Law and Economics 53(2): 379-398.
Perry Singleton. 2009. “The Effect of Disability Insurance on Health Investment: Evidence from the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Disability Compensation Program.” Journal of Human Resources 44(4): 998-1022.
Perry Singleton, Mark Duggan and Jae Song. 2007. "Aching to Retire? The Rise in the Normal Retirement Age and its Impact on the Disability Rolls." Journal of Public Economics Volume 91.
Public Economics, Health Economics