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Dr. Perryman's Economic Outlook for 2018
Video Delivered on December 12, 2017

Dr. Perryman joined Ann Harder on KXXV's Central Texas Living series to discuss the economic outlook for Texas.

Hurricane Michael to Cost the US Economy Almost $53 Billion
Press Release Released on October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael made landfall at the Florida Panhandle on October 10 before moving towards Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. In addition to the tragic loss of life, the storm caused substantial wind damage and devastating flooding. Recent preliminary damages estimates by the National Weather Service indicate property and short-term losses of over $30 billion.

Hurricane Florence to Cost US Economy Over $35 Billion
Press Release Released on September 19, 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on September 14 before moving over eastern South Carolina. In addition to the tragic loss of life, the storm caused substantial wind damage and devastating flooding. Recent preliminary damages estimates by Moody's Analytics indicate property and short-term losses of $17-$22 billion.

What is the economic outlook for Texas for the next several years?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 11, 2019

Dr. Perryman is embarking on his 36th annual Outlook Conference, and he has a preview of what he will be sharing with audiences.

How will current conditions impact construction workers, and by extension, the rebuilding of Southeast Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 07, 2017

How fast the process of rebuilding Southeast Texas can get up and running will depend on the pool of qualified construction workers.

Why is the fiduciary rule an important part of Dodd Frank?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 08, 2017

One aspect of President Trump's executive order looking at financial regulations would repeal parts of Dodd Frank, including the fiduciary rule.

What is the outlook for US jobs in the Trump administration?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 06, 2017

With its positive growth, the December jobs report made it 75 consecutive months of growth, the longest stretch since 1939. Dr. Perryman says it is up to Donald Trump to keep it going.

Congestion
Column Published in syndication September 18, 2019

Traffic congestion costs the US economy billions in wasted time, productivity, and fuel. It also negatively affects quality of life and constrains potential growth. The past decade of expansion has pushed congestion to the highest level since the Texas A&M Transportation Institute began tracking it in its Urban Mobility Report in the early 1980s. The 2019 version was recently released, with data for 2017.

Global Trade: Let's Get Real!
Column Published in syndication February 01, 2017

One of President Trump's first official actions was issuing an Executive Order to withdraw from the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an agreement that would have linked 12 nations in the largest free trade zone to date. As a practical matter, Congress wasn't going to support it in any case, so the Order was only symbolic. It is a genuine mystery to me how we evolved to the point that participating in the world economy is somehow a bad thing to do. That the belief is now present in both major political parties is even more baffling. Let me be very clear from the outset: Trade is good! In fact, trade is essential! We have centuries of history (not to mention some basic math that was figured out about 200 years ago) to illustrate this incontrovertible dictum.

OPEC Blinked ‑ A Strategy Shift
Column Published in syndication December 07, 2016

Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed to cut crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day beginning in January. Russia announced it would cooperate and lower production by 300,000 barrels per day, and there is some chance other nations representing about 20% of global production will also join in following an upcoming meeting.