Column: A ‘rocket ship’ of an economic recovery? Don’t count on it

Connie Pechmann, a marketing professor at UC Irvine …. Like every expert I spoke with, predicted a step-by-step return to economic normality, with most consumers only slowly resuming their pre-pandemic ways. “The first thing that will rebound will be delayed expectations — things people have put off getting for a while,” Pechmann said. “New clothing, for example, and cosmetics, and haircuts. Everyone’s going to get a haircut right away.” Beyond such immediate expenditures,