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Beryl's Billions
Column Published in syndication July 17, 2024

Hurricane Beryl made landfall in the Houston area on July 8 as a Category 1 storm. Sustained winds of up to 80 miles per hour and rainfall of up to eight inches across the metropolitan area caused significant damage. Flooding, downed trees, power outages, and structural damage were extensive, with preliminary estimates of $1.5 billion in Texas and $2.5 billion across the United States. The storm had weakened compared to the Category 4 and 5 levels reached as it caused massive destruction in the Caribbean. The Yucatan Peninsula and northern Venezuela were also affected.

What did the US jobs report for June look like?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 17, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the jobs report for June.

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Hurricane Beryl Causes Estimated $2 Billion Net Loss in Texas Output
Brief Published on July 16, 2024

Hurricane Beryl made landfall in the Houston area on July 8 as a Category 1 storm. Sustained winds of up to 80 miles per hour and rainfall of up to eight inches across the metropolitan area caused significant damage. Flooding, downed trees, power outages, and structural damage were extensive, with preliminary estimates of $1.5 billion in Texas and $2.5 billion across the United States. The loss of life and human suffering is of paramount importance and should be the primary concern, as well as enormous emotional losses. Long-lasting power outages compound the difficulties, particularly given the summer heat.

Reality Check
Column Published in syndication July 10, 2024

Climate change is very real and must be dealt with, yet energy demand is soaring. Let's briefly explore the underlying dynamics.

What did the consumer price index for June show?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 15, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the June consumer price index report.

Where does Texas rank in the latest ranking from Business Facilities?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 11, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses Texas' top ranking in business climate from Business Facilities.

What did the latest revision to gross domestic product show?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 10, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the recent gross domestic product revision.

What did the recent stress test of major US banks show?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 09, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the results of the stress test of major US banks.

Heat Wave!
Column Published in syndication July 03, 2024

You have probably noticed that it has been rather hot lately! A June heat wave affected millions of people from Texas and New Mexico to Florida to the northeastern United States. An area of high pressure over the Midwest pushed warm air to the surface and trapped it there, forming a heat dome. The result was a long period of record temperatures and little precipitation. Records were tied or broken across the country, from Boston and New York to Fort Lauderdale. In addition to the negative quality of life and health effects, excessive heat involves substantial overall economic costs. We recently estimated the net losses associated with the recent heat conditions, as well as the potential long-term effects of sustained hotter temperatures.

What role has the economy played in US freedom.
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 04, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the role our economic system has played in our freedom.