Is the e-commerce trend coming to an end?

The pandemic helped fuel a huge rise in online spending. Image: Unsplash/Laura Chouette

Joel Alcedo

Vice President, Applied Economics, Mastercard Economics Institute

Alberto Cavallo

Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Bricklin Dwyer

Chief Economist and Head of the Mastercard Economics Institute, Mastercard

Prachi Mishra

Advisor in the Research Departmen, IMF

Antonio Spilimbergo

Assistant Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF


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Online retail in the United States seems to be following an upward trend Image: IMFBlog/Mastercard Economics Institute

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As time at home increased in February 2020, online sales also increased Image: IMFBlog/Google Community Mobility Reports and Mastercard Economics Institute

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