The Hong Kong Consumer Voucher Scheme Attempts to Rehabilitate the Economy from the Shock of Covid-19 Pandemic
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- Consumption Voucher Scheme; Covid-19; Hong Kong; Economic Recovery
The Consumer Voucher Scheme (CVS) is an unprecedented policy in Hong Kong that is implemented to aid the economy’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The CVS’s effectiveness is debatable in terms of its cost benefits analysis, since it accounts for a sizable budget in the sake of boosting consumption and therefore accelerating economy recovery. The method of research is based heavily on government official websites and news reports, which provides the most authoritative information on the policy. This paper critically evaluates the pros and the cons of CVS, and the final judgement was that the scheme can be an effective policy to stimulate local consumption, rescue retail and catering industries and improve people’s living standards in the short-term, but the long-term effect of this policy remains to be seen.
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TY - CONF AU - Xing Yu Zenith Yao AU - Haiwen Wu AU - Boyan Shang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/15 TI - The Hong Kong Consumer Voucher Scheme Attempts to Rehabilitate the Economy from the Shock of Covid-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1887 EP - 1891 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.307 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211209.307 ID - Yao2021 ER -