Affiliate(s): Southwestern Social Science Association, Southwestern Sociology Association

This year Baylor University faculty Carson Mencken and Charlie Tolbert (Sociology affiliate) published two additional articles from their research on Changing Rural Bank Lending Patterns:

“Locally Owned Bank Concentration and Bank Loans for Nonmetropolitan Business Start-Ups and Expansions: A Multilevel Analysis from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners” Rural Sociology  83(2): 376-401.

“Small Business Lending and Economic Development in Texas Counties: A Test with Community Reinvestment Act Data” Journal of Rural and Community Development  13 (1): 26-47.

Their research is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.