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Moral, the Informal Sector, and Unemployment

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  • Kolm, Ann-Sofie

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    (Department of Economics)

  • Larsen, Birthe

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    (Centre for Research in Social Integration and Marginalization)

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While examining the macroeconomic effects of increased government control of the informal sector, this paper develops a two-sector general equilibrium model featuring matching frictions, and heterogeneous workers in terms of moral. This facilitates an analysis of how wage setting and unemployment is affected by punishment policies, which is ignored in the previous literature.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2001:9.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 16 Feb 2001
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2001_009

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Keywords: Tax evasion; wage bargains; matching; moral; unemployment;

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  1. Slemrod, Joel & Yitzhaki, Shlomo, 2002. "Tax avoidance, evasion, and administration," Handbook of Public Economics, in: A. J. Auerbach & M. Feldstein (ed.), Handbook of Public Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 22, pages 1423-1470 Elsevier.
  2. Kolm, Ann-Sofie & Larsen, Birthe, 2001. "Moral Costs, The Informal Sector And Unemployment," Working Papers 01-2001, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics.
  3. 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.
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  1. Luigi Bonaventura, 2011. "Enforcement of regulation, irregular sector, and firm performance: a computational agent-based model," Netnomics, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 99-113, July.

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