Series Vol. 23 , 13 September 2023
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Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2019, online consumption has grown explosively and has become the main consumption mode for modern people. As the young group who are good at using the Internet, consumption behaviors and habits of college students have undoubtedly been greatly influenced. As teenagers’ behavior and economic activity are important roles in human life, this paper aims to study college students’ economic behavior as influenced by the pandemic. The paper mainly uses theoretical analysis methods, combined with existing studies in the fields of behavioral economics, to analyze the consumption characteristics of college students from three aspects: the increase in online shopping, irrational consumption caused by online loans, and unnecessary consumption caused by community behavior. The epidemic does have effects on college students' online consumption behavior, such as increasing irrational consumption and unnecessary consumption, which needs the attention of relevant scholars and the society.
COVID-19, college students, online consumer behavior, irrational consumption
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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.