Impacts of the coronavirus on economic recovery in Pennsylvania

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on Pennsylvania’s economy, in a way that has no recent historical comparison, with potentially long-lasting effects. In this article, Göktuğ Morçöl, Penn State professor of public policy and administration in the School of Public Affairs, discusses how, after months-long mitigation efforts, Pennsylvania’s counties began in June and continue to reopen their economies. Now, he asks, which counties are more likely to recover from the COVID-19 recession in a robust manner?

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