The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
M. Ray Perryman (2001)
tandofellow@tando.org
Expertise
cultural economics: entrepreneurship: impact analysis
development
economic theory & history
global trade
modeling & forecasting
public policy
regulation
Bio

Dr. Ray Perryman is president and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas. He holds a BS in mathematics from Baylor University and a PhD in economics from Rice University. In addition to his earned degrees, Dr. Perryman has received an honorary doctorate from the International Institute for Advanced Studies. Dr. Perryman has held numerous academic positions in his career, including ten years as Herman Brown Professor of Economics and five years as university professor and Economist-in-Residence at Baylor University, as well as five years as business Economist-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University. He has authored several books and more than 400 academic papers, and has served as president of both the Southwestern Economic Association and the Southwestern Society of Economists. In the professional arena, Dr. Perryman has authored more than 2,000 trade articles, publishes a subscription forecasting service and a monthly newsletter, writes a syndicated newspaper column, hosts a daily radio commentary, and appears regularly on National Public Radio. His firm engages in a broad range of complex projects for major corporate and governmental interests and has served the needs of more than 2,000 clients. Dr. Perryman has received many awards for his academic and professional efforts. He has been named the Outstanding Young Economist and Social Scientist in the United States, the Outstanding Young Person in the World in Business and Economic Innovation, and one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans and Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World. Dr. Perryman has also received citations from governments around the world, presidents, governors, Congress, and national and state administrative and legislative bodies, and has been nominated for the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics). In 2012, Dr. Perryman was selected as the Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference.

All Fellows
Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana
Mohan Nair
Steven T. Walsh
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields
Sahil Gupta
T.W. Kang
David Wimberly
Russell Kalmacoff
Ruzanna Tarverdyan
Finn Kydland
Manuel Heitor
Paul M. Joyal
Keenan D. Grenell
John Sibley Butler (1989)
Art Markman (2005)
John N. Doggett (1989)
Ning Zhang
Deog-Seong Oh
Sten Thore (1983) *Fellow Emeritus
Tim Raines
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