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  • Susan Pozo
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Tax evasion. Illegal drugs. Overseas holdings of U.S. currency. Crime. What these issues have in common is their contribution to the underground economy, that multi-billion dollar entity prospering unofficially outside the realm of the conventional economy. Individually, the six contributors to this volume each provide a detailed examination of specific segments of the underground economy including its participants, attempts at measurement, and policy responses. Taken together, the essays offer a thorough overview that emphasizes the importance and magnitude of one of the largest economies in the world.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number eue and published in 1996.

ISBN: cloth 9780880991667 paper 9780880991650
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:eue

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Keywords: tax evasion; crime; illegal drugs; u.s. currency; underground economy; black market;

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