Game Analysis on the effect of consumer coupons and its impact on CPI


  • Xiuhai Huang School of Data Sciences, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou, China
  • Ping Yu School of Data Sciences, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, Hangzhou, China



COVID-19; Consumer coupon; CPI; Mechanism design; KNN regression


According to economic theory and common sense, the issuance of consumption coupons on one hand stimulated the increasing of residents' consumption, but on the other pushed up the price level. In this paper, using the theory of mechanism design, the game model was built to analyze the relationship between the effect of consumer coupons during the epidemic and the number of merchants participated. The results show that the smaller the merchants’ number, the weaker the coupons’ effect, vice versa. Then, using KNN regression method, combined with the monthly year-on-year data of CPI from 1998 to 2020, this paper analyzes the changes of CPI forecast value and actual value in the first 10 months of 2020, finding that the actual value of CPI is higher than the predicted one during the first two months of 2020, but lower from March 2020 on, which further verifies the conclusion of game analysis.


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How to Cite

Huang, X., & Yu, P. (2023). Game Analysis on the effect of consumer coupons and its impact on CPI. Journal of Economic Statistics, 1(2), 1–13.