HPU Professor Presents Papers at Chicago Conference

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2009 – Dr. Jerry Fox, associate professor of economics in the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University, recently presented two papers at the Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) annual meeting, held April 2-4 in Chicago.

Fox’s two papers examine and estimate the influence of the economy, international events and scandals on presidential job approval for the Carter and Clinton administrations. The results of both analyses support the hypothesis that the influence of the economy generally exceeds the influence of scandals and international events (excluding war) on presidential job approval.

Fox also served as a panel discussant at a session entitled “Rally effects, the economy, and presidential approval.”

MPSA is an international organization of political science professors, students and public administrators dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all areas of political science.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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