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Perry Singleton

Associate Professor, Economics


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426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3690
Office Hours:
By Appointment

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Laura Walsh
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
Perry Singleton CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007


Public finance, health economics

Personal Website


Spring 2017

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.

Research Interests

Public Economics, Health Economics

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