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.

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.