Traveling and eating out during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Go To campaign policies in Japan

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Abstract

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic plunged many industries of the economy into contraction, particularly the travel, hotel accommodation, and eating/drinking industries. In Japan, some demand-inducing policies targeting such industries were implemented, known as the Go To Travel and Go To Eat campaigns. Using a unique individual-level survey, we investigate what factors make people respond to these campaign policies. We find that certain socioeconomics factors (e.g., gender, income, ICT skills) as well as noneconomic factors matter. In particular, risk attitudes, and personal traits (e.g., extraversion) crucially affect whether people traveled or dined out in response to these campaigns despite the spread of COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101157
JournalJapan and The World Economy
Volume64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Demand inducing policies (Go To Campaigns)
  • Eating-out
  • Travel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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