E-commerce and the pandemic: insights from a digital merchant survey

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project

Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 16 June 2021


Online via Zoom


Maria Monica Wihardja (World Bank, Jakarta)


Indonesia Project

Wednesday 16 June 2021 **1-2.30pm AEST **(10-11.30am WIB)****

In December 2020, the World Bank conducted a survey of digital merchants covering more than 15,000 respondents. The team finds, among others, that e-commerce is a valuable source of income during the pandemic; merchants coped with the pandemic through a few mechanisms including by diversifying and switching product categories; they are more resilient than general firms (including offline firms); and that cash transfers are still the most popular government assistance to help them in the future. We invite Dr Maria Monica Wihardja, Economist at the World Bank to discuss these findings.

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