Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
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Having taken Chemical Engineering in Canada, it was annoying to have to learn all the ridiculous American Units in addition to the Standard International Units used in Canada. For example, if someone tells you that their bags weight a ton, they could mean:metric ton which equals 1000kg (equal to 1 megagram), long ton which equals 2,240 lb, orshort ton which equals 2000 lb.
And one wonders why these three countries don't want to follow the rest and that would help standardize the measuring scales !!
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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