Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Causas y consecuencias de la informalidad en el Perú

Contents:

Author Info

  • Loayza, Norman

Abstract

Partiendo de una definición legal de informalidad, el presente trabajo estudia las causas de este fenómeno en general, concentrándose en particular en el análisis de la informalidad en el caso peruano. Primero ofrece una discusión de la definición de informalidad y de las mediciones de ésta, señalando además las razones por las cuales la informalidad generalizada debiera ser motivo de gran preocupación. Luego analiza los determinantes principales de la informalidad y plantea que ésta no tiene una causa única, sino que es producto de la combinación de servicios públicos deficientes, de un régimen normativo opresivo y de la débil capacidad de supervisión y ejecución del estado. Dicha combinación resulta especialmente explosiva cuando el país se caracteriza por tener bajos niveles educativos, fuertes presiones demográficas y estructuras productivas primarias. Finalmente, utilizando un análisis de regresión transversal entre países, se evalúa la relevancia empírica de cada uno de los determinantes de la informalidad, aplicando luego las relaciones estimadas al caso peruano para evaluar la relevancia que tendría cada uno de los mecanismos propuestos en cada país específico. Clasificación JEL: K20, K30, H11, O17, O40.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.bcrp.gob.pe/docs/Publicaciones/Revista-Estudios-Economicos/15/Estudios-Economicos-15-3.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Banco Central de Reserva del Perú in its journal Revista Estudios Económicos.

Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 15 ()
Pages: 43-64

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:rbp:esteco:ree-15-03

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Jr. Miro Quesada 441, Lima
Phone: 427-6250 ext. 3841
Fax: 426-6125
Web page: http://www.bcrp.gob.pe
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Loayza, Norman V., 1996. "The economics of the informal sector: a simple model and some empirical evidence from Latin America," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 129-162, December.
  2. Dominik H. Enste & Friedrich Schneider, 2000. "Shadow Economies: Size, Causes, and Consequences," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 38(1), pages 77-114, March.
  3. Robert J. Barro & Jong-Wha Lee, 2000. "International Data on Educational Attainment: Updates and Implications," CID Working Papers 42, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
  4. Loayza, Norman V. & Rigolini, Jamele, 2006. "Informality trends and cycles," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4078, The World Bank.
  5. Maloney, William, 2003. "Informality revisited," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2965, The World Bank.
  6. Klarita G�rxhani, 2004. "The Informal Sector in Developed and Less Developed Countries: A Literature Survey," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 120(3_4), pages 267-300, 09.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rbp:esteco:ree-15-03. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Departamento de Publicaciones Económicas).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.