What does President Trump's budget look like, and what could this indicate about the priorities of the government?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 29, 2017

Now that House and Senate committees are delving into President Trump's budget, Dr. Perryman says the scope of this spending plan is beginning to sink in.

What effect does the uncertainty of the policies of a Trump presidency have on markets?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 15, 2016

Investor reaction to president-elect Trump's election night triumph sent the Dow to record highs, but Dr. Perryman says the watch word is "volatility."

How will the world's financial markets react to a Trump presidency?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 09, 2016

Just moments after Donald Trump was declared the nation's forty-fifth president, the world's financial markets began to sink, but Dr. Perryman says that soon turned around.

What effects would a Donald Trump presidency have on the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 20, 2016

A lot of pundits are becoming very concerned about the economic impact a possible Donald Trump presidency could have on the country, but Dr. Perryman says there is no reason to panic.

Looking at Trump's and Clinton's economic visions
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 15, 2016

Republican Donald Trump recently outlined his economic vision, and now Democrat Hillary Clinton has followed with her plan. Dr. Perryman takes a look.

Column Published in syndication September 30, 2020

The state of the economy is inevitably a central issue in presidential campaigns, debates, and elections. This year will likely be even more intense than usual, with the fallout from the pandemic causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, their savings, and, in many instances, their businesses. The best candidate to deal with the situation will be the subject of strong opinions and disagreements. During elections, economics becomes "electionomics," with rhetoric often far overshadowing reality.

The Paradox of Pandemonium ‑ From "No Drama" to "Total Trauma"
Column Published in syndication May 31, 2017

Uncertainty is generally bad for business. Companies function best when conditions are relatively predictable and they can plan accordingly. If firms are anxious about the future, then economic growth will be adversely affected.

Brexit ‑ On Steroids!!
Column Published in syndication November 09, 2016

The results are in and Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States in a surprise victory. Despite the polls showing Hillary Clinton to have a slight but consistent and sustained lead, Donald Trump pulled off key wins in swing states such as Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to end up with the majority of the electoral votes.