Leading Economist Ray Perryman to Headline Frost Bank Distinguished Lecture Series April 19
—April 4, 2006
Ray Perryman, president and chief executive officer of The Perryman Group, will present the keynote address during
The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Frost Bank Distinguished Lecture Series at 11
April 19 in the Richard S. Liu Auditorium in the Business Building. The event is sponsored
by the College of Business and is free and open to the public.
Perryman leads The Perryman Group, an economic research and financial analysis firm headquartered in Waco, Texas, that
engages in a broad range of projects for governmental agencies and corporations. His studies have played a role in the creation
and retention of hundreds of thousands of jobs. One of the world's most influential and innovative economists, Perryman's
complex modeling systems form a basis for corporate and governmental planning around the globe. His thousands of academic
and trade articles and presentations span a wide variety of topics, gaining him international respect and acclaim.
Perryman currently serves as a senior research fellow of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin
and a distinguished professor of economic theory and method at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. He has held
numerous academic positions at both Baylor and Southern Methodist University during his career. Perryman has authored several
books, including Survive & Conquer, an account of the Texas economy during the turbulent 1980s, and The
Measurement of Monetary Policy, a treatise on Federal Reserve activity.
In the professional arena, Perryman publishes a subscription forecasting service detailing projections of state business
activity and two monthly newsletters. He writes a syndicated newspaper column, hosts a daily radio commentary on economic
affairs and appears regularly on National Public Radio. He is a past president of both the Southwestern Economic Association
and the Southwestern Society of Economists.
During his more than 20 years of experience, he has received citations throughout the world from presidents, governors
and Congress. He has been honored by the Democracy Foundation for his role in promoting capitalism in mainland China; the
Asia and World Institute for his efforts to encourage international academic exchange; and the Systems Research Foundation
for his contributions to the field of economic modeling. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International
Institute for Advanced Studies and was nominated for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Perryman holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Baylor University and a doctorate in economics from Rice University
. A member of several corporate boards and adviser to numerous governmental leaders, Perryman has been honored by the Texas
Legislature for his â€œtireless efforts in helping to build a better Texas.â€
The Frost Bank Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge
and experiences with students and others in the university and business community. The lecture series, which began in 1988,
presents a forum for business leaders and academics to share their experiences in business so that students can broaden their
understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it.
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It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 6,000 enrolled students and 37 different graduate
and undergraduate business programs. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business
schools recognized for developing â€œKnowledge for a New World.â€ For more information, call (210) 458-4313.