Last updated on: 9/23/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Mark J. Perry, PhD, MBA Biography

Title:
Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Michigan-Flint
Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We desperately need a no-nonsense approach to energy policy that focuses on production of oil and natural gas in North America. Despite all the buzz over alternative sources, we will continue to rely on fossil fuels to meet most of our energy requirements through mid-century or longer. But the administration seems too focused right now on trendy renewable energy sources to recognize this…

If the administration’s objective is to reduce our nation’s dependence on the Middle East and curb greenhouse-gas emissions, there are more practical and less costly ways to achieve those twin goals than obtaining all the BTUs we need through a combination of biofuels, wind, solar and other alternative energy sources.”

“End Dependence on Foreign Oil With Smarter National Policies,” www.aei.org, Feb. 22, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Michigan-Flint, 2003-present
  • Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • Member, Board of Scholars, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 1996-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Alliance Business Academy (Bangalore, India), 2005
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Americans for Tax Reform, 1997-2000
  • Member, Board of Scholars, Lincoln Center for Public Policy, 1995-2000
  • Visiting Professor, International Academy of Business and Banking (Togliatti, Russia), 1999
  • Instructor, University of North Florida, Department of Finance, 1996
  • Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, College of Business, Jacksonville University, 1993-1996
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, George Mason University, 1991-1993
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, George Mason University, 1993
  • MA, Economics, George Mason University, 1990
  • MBA, Finance, University of Minnesota, 1987
Other:
  • Has appeared on a large number of radio and television shows
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?