Coronanomics
Column Published in syndication January 12, 2022

Literally since the pandemic began, I have cautioned that, unlike previous economic dislocations, this one is inextricably linked to a health crisis. Complete recovery can only occur when we reach the point of peaceful coexistence with the virus. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the job market.

What is driving Consumer Price Index sharply upward?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 13, 2022

Dr. Perryman reacts to the high price increases and explains the factors contributing to this change. 

Why are there such high levels of corporate debt?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 12, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains the strategy behind companies shouldering more debt at present and what that means for their future plans.

What is the Fed's plan to mitigate inflation?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 11, 2022

Dr. Perryman compares the current situation to past setups, and explains why the current level and causes of inflation are unique. 

Goodbye 2021!
Column Published in syndication January 05, 2022

As we turn the page to a new year, I am relieved to say that from an economic perspective, things are definitely looking up. There are clearly challenges ahead, but this year should bring improvement in significant ways. Let's take a quick look at progress made and obstacles faced in 2021.

How weak was the December jobs report?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 10, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains the impact of Covid-19 in slowing job growth for the month.

What is the status of the manufacturing sector in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 07, 2022

Dr. Perryman analyzes the growth in this industry and what this trend means for the state's broader economy. 

At what rate is the US population growing?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 06, 2022

Dr. Perryman explains the slow growth grate and what trends and policies have led to this situation.

Why did so many Americans leave their jobs in November?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 05, 2022

Dr. Perryman breaks down the high quit rate and what is contributing to this pattern. 

How strong were retail and online sales over the holidays?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 04, 2022

Dr. Perryman compares the numbers from 2021 to past seasons and factors that allowed sales to accelerate this year.