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An Assessment of the Potential Impact of Expanding Inter Partes Review (IPR) Under the America Invents Act on the US Economy
Report Published on September 23, 2021

Innovation has long been recognized as the key factor supporting US economic growth and competitiveness. A critical element of the infrastructure facilitating product development and commercialization is the system that protects intellectual property and encourages its widespread adoption and implementation. The current framework that facilitates this process includes the LeahySmith America Invents Act (AIA) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The AIA and PTAB reduce the need for and cost of patent litigation, reducing transaction costs and generating substantial economic benefits. Potential expansion of the AIA to further enhance its applicability could lead to notable additional gains.

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United States Economic Forecast
Newsletter Published on October 07, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 08)

While the pace has slowed from the surge as conditions improved from the pandemic, the US economy has been experiencing job gains and other signs of growth. However, challenges are intensifying. The long-term outlook calls for expansion, though the risk of below-trend growth in the near term remains.

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The Outlook for the US Economy
Newsletter Published on April 01, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 01)

The outlook for the US economy remains positive as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, though there are several risks to the pace of expansion. In this issue, key results from The Perryman Group's latest fiveyear forecast are summarized.

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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 Economic Benefits of Texas‑Mexico Trade
Brief Published on February 15, 2024

Trade between the United States and Mexico is crucial to both nations, and Texas has been the leading state for exports and imports between the two countries for decades. The Perryman Group estimates that trade between Texas and Mexico generates business activity across the United States of almost $1 trillion in gross domestic product annually and more than 8 million jobs (including multiplier effects and based on 2023 trade levels), with much of the activity concentrated in Texas.

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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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Supreme Court DACA Ruling Preserves Millions of Jobs
Brief Published on June 23, 2020

The US Supreme Court recently ruled to preserve DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA allows individuals who came to the US as children to remain under certain conditions and was implemented in 2012. Since that time, about 800,000 people have received protection under the act, which requires that recipients either be in school or be employed. Although the decision does not permanently secure the program, it provides critical near-term security to the affected group.

How did the retail sales numbers for December look?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 18, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the retail sales numbers for December.