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Keeping it Together: Preserving the Permian Basin Energy Sector and the Odessa Economy through the COVID‑19 and Related Oil Market Challenges
Report Published on May 15, 2020

The Permian Basin is among the most important oil-producing regions in the world. Drilling and production and the necessary supporting industries generate business activity not only in the region, but across the state and the nation. In order to be in a position to fully take advantage of future opportunities, it is imperative that the underlying capabilities remain in place - the workforce, the infrastructure, the supply chain, the equipment, and the community support systems. Given the current situation, maintaining this viability requires immediate action from governments at all levels and the private sector.

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The Long‑Term Outlook for the US Economy
Newsletter Published on October 28, 2021 (Vol. 38, No. 07)

The US economy continues to improve from the pandemic, and next year should bring significant gains. The long-term outlook calls for expansion in the decades to come, though there are challenges to be addressed. This issue highlights The Perryman Group's most recent projections.

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The Preventable Economic Effects of COVID‑19
Brief Published on September 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a major toll in terms of human health and wellbeing, as well as the economy. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have risen recently due to the delta variant, and the spike has caused substantial disruptions. Despite these concerns, there has been massive resistance by some policymakers and individuals around the country to basic protective measures, which is resulting in preventable losses to the economy through reduced employment and decreases in productivity.

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The Economic Cost of the 500,000 Lives Lost to COVID‑19
Brief Published on February 23, 2021

The United States recently reached a tragic milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic when the number of lives lost reached 500,000. The suffering and hardships imposed by these losses are incalculable and the primary concern, with few Americans not personally affected in some way

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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.

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Future of Work Summit: The Economic Effects of COVID‑19
Video Delivered on July 30, 2020

Dr. Perryman discusses his latest projections for the Texas and Austin area economies, the potential for recovery from the fallout of COVID-19, and potential implications for workforce needs and education/training at Austin Community College's "Future of Work Summit."

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A Conversation with Terry Maness: Economic Impact of COVID‑19
Video Delivered on July 28, 2020

Dr. Perryman has a conversation with Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Dean Terry Maness about the US, state and local economies post COVID-19 and the road to recovery.

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Pandemic and Petroleum: An Economic Perspective on the Current and Potential Future Landscape
Video Delivered on March 30, 2020

Dr. Ray Perryman sat down with Collin Sewell for an hour to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and petroleum.

4 Years Later
Column Published in syndication March 20, 2024

Unlike most weeks in my frenetic schedule of projects, deadlines, speeches, and meetings, I remember that one well - Monday speech in Lubbock; flight to Dallas for afternoon meeting; all-day testimony in Dallas on Tuesday; Wednesday meeting in DC; Longview speech on Thursday; late afternoon flight for reception at our home. That was a pretty typical week, but it was followed by a year of being almost constantly at home with virtual work and all of the analysis, task forces, and other factors which accompany game-changing events. It was quite an adjustment from normally being on the road 250-300 days per year.