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Real-time evaluation of the effects of Covid-19 and policy responses on consumer and small business finances

The project involves the creation of a new real-time economic characterisation of consumer and firm behaviour from mass transaction data. Specifically, the work will evaluate impact on consumer finances (reduced incomes, non-payment of debts, patterns of saving and expenditure) and small business finances (turnover and business continuity). The research will be co-produced with four organisations.

Lead investigator:

Neil Stewart


University of Warwick

Primary topic:

Business, big & small

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