Economic Recovery in the Face of COVID-19

Author: Göktuğ Morçöl, Ph.D.

Article Topics: economy, Pennsylvania, rural, urban Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Pennsylvania’s economy in a way that has no comparison in recent history. The state’s and the nation’s economies are in the worst recession since the Great Depression of 1929 and its effects are likely to be felt for a long time. As of the writing of this post (late June 2020), after months-long mitigation efforts, Pennsylvania’s counties have begun reopening their economies. Now, a key question is, which counties are more likely to recover from the COVID-19 recession in a robust manner? It is not easy to answer this question, because the…