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Desigualdad, instituciones e informalidad

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  • Alberto Chong

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  • Mark Gradstein

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(Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) En este trabajo se presentan la teoría y los elementos de prueba de los factores determinantes del tamaño del sector informal. Proponemos un modelo teórico simple en el que el tamaño del sector informal guarda una relación negativa con la calidad de las instituciones y una relación positiva con la desigualdad del ingreso. A continuación se validan empíricamente esas predicciones empleando diversas variables representativas del tamaño del sector informal, la desigualdad del ingreso y la calidad de las instituciones. Se muestra que los resultados son valederos con respecto a una variedad de especificaciones econométricas.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4378.

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