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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

 
Speakers:
     
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Michelle Meyer

Chief Economist, U.S., Mastercard

     
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Natalia Lechmanova

Senior Economist, Europe, Mastercard

     
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Emilie Kroner

Senior Vice President, Retail & Commerce, Mastercard

     

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