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The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of The University of Texas Permian Basin
Report Published on October 05, 2020

The educational opportunities offered by The University of Texas Permian Basin enhance employment prospects for students and improve the regional workforce and economic development potential. In fulfilling its primary role, UT Permian Basin generates a significant economic stimulus as well as incremental tax receipts. The University provides direct well-paying jobs, engages in major projects, and supports important research. Graduates are essential to the current and future business complex and enhance the competitiveness of the area. These activities contribute to the economy of the local area, region, state, and nation.

How will the ability for college athletes to earn money change the economic status of the industry?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 09, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains how this restructuring of earning structures will affect collegiate athletics.

What impact does college football have for university revenue and the surrounding cities' economies?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 12, 2020

Dr. Perryman illustrates the economic value of proceeding with the football season for the Big 12 Conference. 

What will it take for Texas public universities to be competitive with those in other parts of the country, and why is this important?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 26, 2017

US News and World Report's most watched college rankings has several California public universities ranked ahead of UT. Dr. Perryman says that is troubling.

How does technology impact our economy, and how should the legislature address this in higher education funding?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 28, 2017

One part of the education debate in the legislature involves making college more affordable. Dr. Perryman says it is critical to the state's long term technological future.

Back to School?
Column Published in syndication January 26, 2022

As with every other aspect of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the decision process of high school graduates as they weigh work-or-school choices. May 2020 was the worst of the downturn, with millions of jobs disappearing overnight. Simultaneously, most colleges had shifted at least partially to online classes. Family financial strains due to COVID-19 disruptions were also prevalent. It was something of a perfect storm.

Universities and COVID
Column Published in syndication July 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged this spring, college campuses across the United States swiftly sent students home in droves and switched to online distance learning. The quick transition came with hopes and expectations that things would be largely back to normal by the fall. However, such is not the case, and uncertainty is growing as the time to prepare is diminishing.

Education and Income
Column Published in syndication October 23, 2019

It is widely known that, in general, more education leads to higher incomes. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks median weekly earnings by education level, and recently released a summary of results going back to 2010. The differences are striking and undeniable.

Economic Outlook for Smaller Metropolitan Areas
Column Published in syndication July 20, 2016

Texas' smaller metropolitan areas will likely be the source for one of every six net new jobs over the long term, and are an important contributor to overall economic growth. These 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) range in population size from less than 100,000 to almost 850,000 residents, serving as centers for business activity for the surrounding smaller communities and rural areas.