What is the role of immigration in the workforce?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 20, 2021

With the US population growing at the slowest rate in history, immigrant workers are needed to fill roles in the workforce.

Strength Amidst Chaos
Column Published in syndication January 13, 2021

I first saw the US Capitol as a student about five decades ago. For the past 40+ years, it has been part of my professional life - testimony, hearings, meetings, meals, receptions, and crunching numbers.

How has the latest COVID‑19 surge affected the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 15, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains how rising virus cases and the slowing of the economy are interrelated. 

How hard has the US tourism industry been hit?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 14, 2021

Dr. Perryman outlines the state of the tourism and travel industry -- and why the US has lost the most money of any country due to the industry's difficulties. 

How did Texas fare in terms of corporate relocations for 2020?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 13, 2021

Many factors contributed to Texas' business-friendly environment that led to many companies moving to the state, says Dr. Perryman. 

How will the state develop its new budget?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 12, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains some difficulties with the budget this session, mainly stemming from a revenue shortfall due to the pandemic. 

Looking Ahead
Column Published in syndication January 06, 2021

After a rugged and seemingly endless 2020, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. We are not done yet, but with vaccination programs ongoing and the disease and effective treatments better understood, we should be able to establish a new normal at some point in 2021. There are myriad challenges, but the path is beginning to emerge.

How did markets react to the January 6 events at the US Capitol?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 11, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains why the shocking events actually did not drive financial markets down.

Why are many retailers offering hourly wages of $15 or more?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 08, 2021

Dr. Perryman discusses factors such as the additional risk workers are taking on amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the incentive for companies to take better care of their employees.

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The Economic Cost of COVID‑19 Fatalities in 2020
Brief Published on January 06, 2021

The high human cost and loss of life due to COVID-19 is tragic and staggering. Few people have remained untouched by the disease in one way or another, with over 20 million US cases. As of the end of 2020, the coronavirus had contributed to the death of nearly 345,000 people in the United States. While the suffering and hardships imposed by these losses are incalculable and the primary concern, the economic consequences cannot be ignored.