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to cover a subject that everyone else was keen on covering at the same time — there is no shortage of similar COVID-related special issues in the world of academic publishing at the moment. The second risk was that we may not get enough submissions in

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1 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of sporting events around the world and people looked for alternative entertainment, so the popularity of esports increased. Esports allowed people

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1 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic had an enormous impact on every aspect of life around the world in 2020 and 2021. Among the many consequences of the coronavirus as it spread across the globe were more

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1 Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic will leave an indelible mark on people’s lives in all countries, without exception, since it has some distinctive features in comparison with previous pandemics of the 20

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being below 1.95 USD a day – has come down by 1 billion, or halved in the 2000 to 2015 period of the Millennium Development Goals of the UN. GNI per head grew between 3.9 and 9.8% per annum prior to the collapse triggered by the Covid-19 pandemics, whose

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variables describing how the income of the household have changed since the COVID and how it is expected to change in the next year 4 Robustness In order to support our

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's forecast, China's share will be around 27% in the mid-2030s ( Figure 2 ) finalized before the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Figure 1. OECD forecast: real GDP growth (%) Source : Author's own compilation based on data collected from Guillemette –Turner (2018

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This study analyses the effectiveness of government incentives on household savings in Hungary prior to the Covid pandemic and the ensuing economic turmoil. Time series pertaining to life insurance, voluntary pension savings, and long-term and short-term government bonds are tested in relation to government incentives. The novelty of this study is the test on complex mix of policy incentives and saving funds. The analysis applies the multiple breakpoint test and OLS regression, based on the behavioural life cycle hypothesis. The conclusion is that in the analysed time period the government incentives had a significant effect and promoted savings behaviour, with the exception of short-term government bonds.

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At the end of the assembling this Special Issue in August 2021, the 11 th of its kind 1 , it is not yet clear whether the worldwide use of the designation COVID-19 is appropriate. There are some indications that the

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above moves the focus, from what governments and enterprises should have done, but did not do, in anticipation of random or uncertain crises and disasters, including pandemics, to what they should do, when the disasters become a reality, as did Covid 19

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