Almost everything is more expensive these days: Gas prices have reached record highs. Grocery prices are through the roof. And as we approach the holiday season, all that inflation leaves little money for extras like entertainment, travel, or shopping — or does it? For the scoop on how inflation will influence the holidays, we checked in with UNLV hospitality professor, tourism researcher, and consumer behavior expert Amanda Belarmino.
Julian Givi, an assistant professor of marketing at the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics, has uncovered various mismatches between gift givers and receivers.