Now that the Super Bowl has come and gone, Dr. Perryman takes a look at what the big game meant to Houston as well as the state’s economy.
Among the items the legislature will consider this session is the Film Incentive Fund, which Dr. Perryman says is absolutely essential.
The US trade deficit was about a half a trillion dollars last year, and Dr. Perryman says that a lot of politicians use the deficit as an excuse to impose tariffs.
This week, US News and World Report named Austin the best place to live in America this year. While there are several similar rankings, Dr. Perryman says this one is different for several reasons.
One aspect of President Trump’s executive order looking at financial regulations would repeal parts of Dodd Frank, including the fiduciary rule.
Dr. Perryman has noticed a greater than usual degree of uncertainty in the global economy.
As the budget battles heat up in the legislature, Governor Abbott is asking that the Texas Enterprise Fund be renewed. Dr. Perryman hopes it is successful.
President Trump inherits an economy with an unemployment rate of 4.8% with the addition of 227,000 jobs in January.
Dr. Perryman goes in the weeds to illustrate the boom in US manufacturing as described in a new report.
With Houston preparing to host the Super Bowl, Dr. Perryman is reminded that he was once asked to select the ten most significant economic events of the last 50 years.