The Economist

Dr. M. Ray Perryman is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Perryman Group He also serves as Institute Distinguished Professor of Economic Theory and Method at the International Institute for Advanced Studies.

Big Business

While small businesses are very important job generators, more than half of Americans are working in large enterprises. The tendency toward large or small size firms varies markedly by industry as well as geography. Average pay per employee is also affected by size. The essential requirements for the success of any business are largely the same (quality workforce and infrastructure, predictable regulatory environment, manageable cost, and tax structure). However, there are differences, which can inform the policy and economic development process.

Dr. Ray Perryman: U.S. needs to find a solution to hunger (February 2015)

Beyond the excruciating experiences of those directly afflicted, hunger is a pocketbook issue that adversely im­pacts every corner of the U.S. economy and every individual, irrespective of socioeconomic circumstances.