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Potential Economic Consequences of Texas and OU Leaving the Big 12 Conference
Report Published on July 28, 2021

The University of Texas and The University of Oklahoma recently announced that they would soon be leaving the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference. Without Texas and OU, the rest of the conference is undoubtedly facing smaller television deals, lower attendance, and other negative consequences. The result would be reductions in athletic revenue, tourism, and economic benefits for affected communities.

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Preliminary Estimate of the Economic Costs of Hurricane Ida Include $125 Billion in US Output and Could Go Higher
Brief Published on September 02, 2021

On August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans causing wind damage and flooding. Its remnants have caused significant issues across the eastern United States. The human suffering is of paramount importance and should be the primary concern, as well as enormous emotional losses. In addition, the storm will have a significant impact on the economy.

How strong has the housing market been in Texas this past decade?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 11, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains what has allowed the state to retain strong overall numbers on housing.

How hard has the US tourism industry been hit?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 14, 2021

Dr. Perryman outlines the state of the tourism and travel industry -- and why the US has lost the most money of any country due to the industry's difficulties. 

What Goes Up...
Column Published in syndication September 01, 2021

Housing prices are up. Way up! The robust market reflects a variety of factors, including population growth, job opportunities, and interest rates. During the pandemic, demand increased as people looked to upsize to allow more room for at-home work and/or school. Remote work also allowed many households to relocate, while stimulus funds helped many with down payments. At the same time, the pandemic slowed construction due to production shutdowns, logistics bottlenecks, and resulting shortages (and price increases) of some building materials – and a tight labor market didn't help. In other words, in our highly complex modern economy, the basics of supply and demand are alive and well.

How to Fix It
Column Published in syndication March 10, 2021

Now that things are getting closer to normal after the extreme weather and blackouts, attention has rightly and rapidly turned to actions to ensure that we never have a repeat.