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How are consumers adjusting their longer-term spending habits as they emerge from a lingering pandemic into an unfamiliar global economy? 

This session will share analysis from the Mastercard Economics Institute drawing from aggregated and anonymized sales activity in the Mastercard network and third-party sources, to look at how consumers are shifting their spending in the face of higher prices and a reinvigorated appreciation for experiences. 

Our experts will explore consumer spending insights including: 

  • What: With higher prices forcing consumers to rebalance their discretionary and essential spending, travel and food have reigned supreme in discourse in recent years

  • Where: Small businesses bore the brunt of pandemic-related closures, as they tried to rapidly shift online

  • When: Gone are designated days for spending. Working from home and the shift to digital have blurred the lines


michelle meyer
Michelle Meyer Chief Economist, U.S., Mastercard
natalia L
Natalia Lechmanova Senior Economist, Europe, Mastercard
Emilie Kroner
Emilie Kroner Senior Vice President, Retail & Commerce, Mastercard

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