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Dr. Perryman's Response to the 2020 Election
Brief Published on November 08, 2020

From an economic perspective, it is rare that Presidents move the needle much on economic growth. Historically, the economy has fared moderately better in Democratic administrations, but the difference is small and not necessarily caused by the President. In terms of policy, the ability to implement major initiatives will be highly dependent on the outcome of the two senate races in Georgia.

What are some key takeaways from 2020?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 30, 2020

Dr. Perryman looks back at an historic year in all aspects, including the economic standpoint. 

What can we expect from the economy in 2020?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 01, 2020

Dr. Perryman looks ahead to 2020.

Let It Roar!
Column Published in syndication May 05, 2021

In a few speeches and scribblings of late, I have noted that we appear on the cusp of a new Roaring Twenties, similar to that emerging a century ago in the wake of the Spanish flu (hopefully without any expectation that I will master the Charleston). That modest projection inevitably raises the question: "If we roar like the 1920s, will we then fall through the floor like the Great Depression of the 1930s?" The answer is quite simple – No!!

2020: A Retrospective
Column Published in syndication December 30, 2020

Without question, 2020 will be remembered as the year of the coronavirus. The public health crisis and resultant economic calamity have had wide ranging implications throughout the whole of society. The encouraging trajectory of the US economy as the year dawned was abruptly reversed, and a solid and lengthy expansion was halted as huge swaths of the business complex were severely curtailed or shuttered. Perhaps the most striking feature of the nosedive was its unevenness.

A Look Ahead
Column Published in syndication January 08, 2020

As 2020 begins, underlying economic trends have been positive and signs are also positive for continued growth. However, I have to say that this year may be more challenging than those of the recent past, with the single biggest threat to ongoing expansion being the level of uncertainty. Unfortunately, this consternation stems from multiple sources.