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The Importance of Russian Trade and Investment Activity to the Texas Economy
Brief Published on April 27, 2022

The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia is generating questions regarding how important Russia is to the Texas economy, particularly as policies restricting trade and investment interactions are implemented or contemplated. While no area can escape the near-term disruptive effects related to the supply chain and inflation, the specific effects on business activity within the state are relatively minor. The Perryman Group recently analyzed patterns in Texas-Russia trade and investment to assess the extent of the linkages and related economic effects.

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Brownsville State of the Port: 2022 Keynote Address
Video Delivered on April 14, 2022

Dr. Perryman provides an economic forecast for the Rio Grande Valley and the Port of Brownsville's role in connecting international trade to the region at the 2022 State of the Port Address.

How do the Texan and Russian economies relate?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 22, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains the links between the two entities in response to Russia's war with Ukraine.

What message does the Freedom Convoy send across North America?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 14, 2022

Dr. Perryman walks through the relevance of border blockages and the impact on the integrated US, Canada, and Mexico economies. 

Russia and Texas
Column Published in syndication April 20, 2022

The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia is generating questions regarding how important Russia is to the Texas economy, particularly as policies restricting trade and investment interactions are contemplated. The short answer: not very.

Trade
Column Published in syndication April 06, 2022

Since the beginnings of people living in social groups millennia ago, goods have been exchanged in some form. Through imports and exports, consumer choice improves, prices are reduced, business opportunities escalate, and economies grow. The essential mathematics explaining the process were worked out in the early 1800s. Pandemic-induced supply chain snarls have illustrated the interconnectedness of the contemporary world and just how much consumers rely on a steady stream of imports.