Why is the federal stimulus package so important?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 09, 2020

Many states including Texas are experiencing budget difficulties because of the pandemic. Dr. Perryman explains why this makes the next federal stimulus package even more important. 

What is the structure of the EU's stimulus deal?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 23, 2020

The European Union has enacted a deal to help economies recover from the pandemic. Dr. Perryman explains how it will work. 

What is included in the latest proposed coronavirus stimulus package?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 14, 2020

Congressional Democrats have proposed another stimulus package. Dr. Perryman breaks down some of the aspects included.

How will stimulus money help small businesses?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 22, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the role of the stimulus money in keeping both the businesses and the economy as a whole afloat.

What is the impact of COVID‑19 stimulus checks?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 14, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the importance of these checks beyond getting money in the hands of Americans amidst a public health crisis. 

Imperfect, Yet Essential
Column Published in syndication March 17, 2021

The latest stimulus comes with a price tag of $1.9 trillion, adding to the $4 trillion authorized last year. The final bill is a "mixed bag," with numerous provisions crucial to sustaining the recovery but others less essential. Such is inevitably the case when anything of significance grinds its way through the Congressional sausage-maker. Make no mistake, however, a substantial package was indeed necessary.

Student Debt and Stimulus
Column Published in syndication November 25, 2020

Student debt has been a growing problem for years and needs to be thoughtfully addressed. Recently, there have been calls for some type of uniform debt relief as part of a stimulus package. That is not the best solution.

Structure
Column Published in syndication September 16, 2020

Prior to COVID-19, the US was in the midst of a 10+ year expansion. While not perfect, the basic structure of the economy was basically sound. If this structure is kept intact, the recovery can be both robust and rapid. If it is allowed to deteriorate, things will inevitably be much worse.