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The Shadow Economy in Transition Countries: Friend or Foe? A Policy Perspective

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  • Eilat, Yair
  • Zinnes, Clifford
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 7 (July)
    Pages: 1233-1254

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    1. Karanfil, Fatih, 2010. "Environmental regulation in the presence of unrecorded economy," GIAM Working Papers 10-2, Galatasaray University Economic Research Center, revised 2010.
    2. Stanisław Cichocki & Joanna Tyrowicz, 2009. "Shadow Employment In Transition - A Matter of Choice or No Choice?," Working Papers 2009-07, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
    3. Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza, 2009. "Illegal trade in the Iranian economy: Evidence from a structural model," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 489-507, December.
    4. Evgenia Vassileva, 2007. "Characteristics of Informal Economy and Competitiveness in Transition to Market Economy," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 126-152.
    5. Luisanna Onnis & Patrizio Tirelli, 2010. "Challenging the popular wisdom. New estimates of the unobserved economy," Working Papers 184, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Apr 2010.
    6. Orviska, Marta & Caplanova, Anetta & Medved, Jozef & Hudson, John, 2006. "A cross-section approach to measuring the shadow economy," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 28(7), pages 713-724, October.
    7. Duarte, Pablo, 2014. "The relationship between GDP and the size of the informal economy: Empirical evidence for Spain," Working Papers 127, University of Leipzig, Faculty of Economics and Management Science.
    8. Liliane Karlinger, 2008. "The Underground Economy in the Late 1990s: Evading Taxes, or Evading Competition?," Vienna Economics Papers 0802, University of Vienna, Department of Economics.
    9. Facchini, Giovanni & Segnana, Maria Luigia, 2003. "Growth at the EU periphery: the next enlargement," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 43(5), pages 827-862.
    10. Kenyon, Thomas, 2008. "Tax Evasion, Disclosure, and Participation in Financial Markets: Evidence from Brazilian Firms," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(11), pages 2512-2525, November.
    11. M. Sirgy & Grace Yu & Dong-Jin Lee & Shuqin Wei & Ming-Wei Huang, 2012. "Does Marketing Activity Contribute to a Society’s Well-Being? The Role of Economic Efficiency," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 107(2), pages 91-102, May.

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