Professor's economics research published in international journal

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Chip D. Baumgardner, associate professor of business administration/management at Pennsylvania College of Technology, had a research paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science.

His paper, titled “Juniata County: How the Labor Market of a Small, Rural Pennsylvania County Survived the Great Recession,” was published in the journal’s August 2014 edition (Volume 2, No. 6).

Baumgardner’s paper analyzes the effects of the recession of 2007-09 on employment rates in Juniata County, examining whether fragments of the economy were resistant to the downturn, and if so, whether there were legitimate reasons.

To find the answers, Baumgardner compared the labor market of Juniata County to that of both Pennsylvania and the U.S., scrutinizing the potential for a pocket of resistance during the recession and analyzing reasons for it. He used statistical analysis and information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science is a high-quality, open-access peer-reviewed research journal published by the Center for Enhancing Knowledge, U.K., an independent organization delivering support and services to education and research in the United Kingdom and all over the world. The journal provides a platform for researchers, academicians, professionals, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high-quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews and book reviews.

Baumgardner holds a doctorate from George Mason University, master’s degrees from Penn State and Shippensburg universities, and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

His paper is available on the journal’s website at www.iljass.org.

To learn more about business administration majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology, call 570-327-4505 or visit www.pct.edu/business.

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