Household savings during and after the COVID-19 crisis: Lessons from surveys

Article published in the Economic Review of December 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has curtailed consumption possibilities, triggering an explosion in household savings. Survey data suggest that only a very limited share of these surplus savings will find its way back into consumption.

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