Cash and COVID-19: The impact of the pandemic on demand for and use of cash
Heng Chen (),
Kim Huynh (),
Mitchell Nicholson and
No 2020-6, Discussion Papers from Bank of Canada
Consumer spending declined significantly during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This negative shock likely reduced spending across all methods of payment (cash, debit, credit, etc.). The mix of payment methods consumers use could also be affected. We study how the pandemic has influenced the demand for and use of cash. We also offer insights into the use of other payment methods, such as debit and credit cards.
Keywords: Bank notes; Central bank research; Digital currencies and fintech; Econometric and statistical methods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C1 C12 C9 E4 O5 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
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