How JPMorgan Is Helping Washington Make Sense of the Pandemic Economy


The pandemic sent economists hunting for evidence of how people were coping financially. They found it tucked away in a tiny corner of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

A few dozen employees at the JPMorgan Chase Institute, the bank’s in-house think tank, have unparalleled access to the saving, spending and borrowing habits of the bank’s customers, stripped of names and other identifying details.

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