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Panel discusses the economic impact of COVID-19 in San Antonio

The Torch of Friendship sculpture in downtown San Antonio. San Antonio's tourism industry is one of those being hit hardest economically by the pandemic.

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

May 6, 2020

Economic experts from UTSA discussed the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual panel on April 22. The panelists included Tom Tunstall, senior director of research for the Institute for Economic Development; Richard Sifuentes, director of the Small Business Development Center; Pamela Smit...

Study finds huge impact of higher education on Texas’ economy

March 24, 2015

The economic impact of Texas colleges and universities can be summed up in two words: multiplier effects. Colleges and universities, including UTSA, have a huge impact on the Texas economy, not only by employing thousands of professors and other staff, but also by spending on outside goods and...

Texas’ economy to slow down as oil prices continue to fall

January 27, 2015

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano The Bloomberg report showed crude oil prices at just below $50 per barrel (WTI & Brent). Consequently, United States’ gas prices have plummeted to a national average of about $2.00 per gallon, a value not seen since the early 2000s according to U....

Dismal future for the €uro

April 16, 2013

The Euro (€) is the official currency of 17 countries within the European Union. While some 27 countries are part of the European Union, only 17 use the Euro. These countries are referred to as the Eurozone.The European Union is not a single political entity, like the United States of America, but in...

Japan: Facing economic uncertainty

April 16, 2013

Will Tallent / The Paisano Japan, the world’s third largest economy, is next on the list of countries on the verge of financial ruin.Since the early 2000s, Japan has accumulated vast amounts of debt with one of the highest GDP ratios in the world. Today, the average monetary excha...