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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.

What could be the impact of the new voting bill?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 01, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains the impact this controversial law will have on Texas' economy. 

What would be the economic impact of proposed legislation that restricts voting access?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 13, 2021

Dr. Perryman discusses the risk of passing such a law and why the state should avoid doing so. 

Why should Texas avoid passing its proposed voter restriction bill?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 02, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the economic implications and significant risk of passing such a measure.

Dollar Votes
Column Published in syndication April 14, 2021

Measures to restrict voter access are under consideration in Texas and elsewhere. Irrespective of politics, such laws have substantial adverse economic consequences. We recently examined this issue in detail. The costs could potentially include billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of Texas jobs over the next few years. (See the full report at