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Spatial Distribution of the Informal Economy. A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation

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  • Lucian Liviu Albu
  • Ion Ghizdeanu
  • Cristian Stanica

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Drawing on the existing theory, in this paper we analytically evaluate the limitvalues of certain important parameters involved in models used to estimate the size of the informal economy and to explain its workings. We develop a model which combines the level of income and the tax rate as the main determinants of the informal economy. On the basis of this model, we perform simulations using the available data. The second goal of the study is to extend investigation to regional level and, finally, to obtain a map reflecting the spatial distribution of the informal economy in Romania.

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Article provided by FrancoAngeli Editore in its journal SCIENZE REGIONALI.

Volume (Year): 2011/1 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 63-80

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Handle: RePEc:fan:scresc:v:html10.3280/scre2011-001003

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Keywords: Economia informale; distribuzione spaziale; probabilità di rilevamento;

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Cited by:
  1. Lucian-Liviu Albu, 2012. "A Model To Estimate The Effect Of Global Crisis On The Convergence Process In Eu," New Trends in Modelling and Economic Forecast (MEF 2011), ROMANIAN ACADEMY – INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC FORECASTING & "Nicolae Titulescu" University of Bucharest, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 1(1), pages 11-27, January.
  2. Lucian-Liviu ALBU, 2011. "Structural Changes and Convergence in EU and in Adriatic-Balkans Region," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 32(1(41)), pages 78-96, June.

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