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The Potential Economic Impact of Legislation Restricting Voter Access on Business Activity in Texas
Brief Published on April 09, 2021

Laws which restrict voter access can have substantial negative economic consequences due to lost earnings and related reductions in consumer spending. In addition, irrespective of their stated purpose, controversial laws can also lead to reductions in travel and tourism and economic development.

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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 is Biden's fracking plan?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 26, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains why Democratic candidate Joe Biden's proposed fracking regulation will affect the industry, especially in Texas.

How will the winner of the upcoming election impact the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 29, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains that the president actually has only a small role in influencing long-term economic growth.

What is included in Joe Biden's economic proposal?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 10, 2020

Presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden has released an economic proposal. Dr. Perryman breaks down the plan, and the relationship between politics and the economy. 

Why was the French presidential election important for the global economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 10, 2017

Dr. Perryman looks back at Emmanuel Macron's victory over Marine Le Pen to win the French Presidency as an important moment for the entire global economy.

Looking at Trump's and Clinton's economic visions
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 15, 2016

Republican Donald Trump recently outlined his economic vision, and now Democrat Hillary Clinton has followed with her plan. Dr. Perryman takes a look.

Beyond the Election
Column Published in syndication November 11, 2020

The presidential election is (almost) over, and sorting through the new directions under President-elect Biden has begun. There are still some votes to be counted (or recounted), litigation to be dealt with, and protocols to be followed before the election is officially certified, but it's highly unlikely that results will shift.

Column Published in syndication September 30, 2020

The state of the economy is inevitably a central issue in presidential campaigns, debates, and elections. This year will likely be even more intense than usual, with the fallout from the pandemic causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, their savings, and, in many instances, their businesses. The best candidate to deal with the situation will be the subject of strong opinions and disagreements. During elections, economics becomes "electionomics," with rhetoric often far overshadowing reality.

Brexit ‑ On Steroids!!
Column Published in syndication November 09, 2016

The results are in and Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States in a surprise victory. Despite the polls showing Hillary Clinton to have a slight but consistent and sustained lead, Donald Trump pulled off key wins in swing states such as Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to end up with the majority of the electoral votes.