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The High Cost to Texas of Census 2020 Undercounts
Report Published on November 16, 2021

Accurate Census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs and appropriate representation in Congress. In addition, the Census is crucial to understanding population and demographic trends in order to plan for the future.

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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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Masked!: The Hidden and Preventable Losses to the Texas Economy Associated with Inadequate Protective Measures for COVID‑19
Brief Published on August 20, 2021

Texas has recently seen a sharp upswing in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. This spike has caused substantial disruptions and hardships to families across the state (including many children), compromised safety as schools seek to reopen and address the massive educational gap that has surfaced during the pandemic, and added further strain to an already fragile healthcare complex. Despite these concerns, there has been massive resistance by policymakers to sensible and basic protective measures, such as appropriate masking requirements and measures to encourage higher vaccination rates. In addition to these obvious consequences, this approach is also resulting in preventable losses to the economy through reduced employment and decreases in productivity. The Perryman Group (TPG) has recently quantified these adverse effects.

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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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Preliminary Estimates of Economic Costs of the February 2021 Texas Winter Storm
Brief Published on February 25, 2021

The recent extreme winter weather is unprecedented in Texas. Records were shattered, and the demands on the power grid were exceptional. When brutal conditions took down about 40% of generation capacity (wind turbines and conventional plants alike), disaster struck. Most people had to deal with power outages (sometimes for days in freezing temperatures) and millions had no water (again for an extended period).

What are some population trends for Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 31, 2021

Dr. Perryman identifies some data points from the recent Census numbers and what they mean for the state.

What are Texas Instruments' plans for the future?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 21, 2021

Dr. Perryman walks through the relevance of the company's plan to develop a sizeable plant for chip production in the Sherman area. 

How strong was the November jobs report for Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 20, 2021

Dr. Perryman walks through the latest report, specifcally in terms of Texas' economic recovery. 

Why is North Texas considered one of the best places to live?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 03, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains the factors that contribute to the area's desirability, and why this is a good thing for Texas as a whole. 

What does Dr. Perryman expect for the economy over the next few years?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 12, 2021

The Economist takes a look at the state of affairs in Texas and the US.