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Indeterminacy, Underground Activities and Tax Evasion

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  • Francesco Busato
  • Bruno Chiarini
  • Enrico Marchetti

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This paper introduces underground activities and tax evasion into a one sector dynamic general equilibrium model with external effects. The model presents a novel mechanism driving the self-fulfilling prophecies, which is triggered by the reallocation of resources to the underground sector to avoid the excess tax burden. This mechanism differs from the customary one, and it is complementary to it. In addition, the explicit introduction of an (even tiny) underground sector allows to reduce aggregate degree of increasing returns required for indeterminacy, and for having well behaved input demand schedules (in the sense they slope down).

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Paper provided by IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University in its series Working Papers with number 289.

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  1. Francesco Busato & Bruno Chiarini, 2012. "Steady state Laffer curve with the underground economy," Working Papers, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of the Economy and of Finance 8, Department of the Treasury, Ministry of the Economy and of Finance.
  2. Giuseppe Ciccarone & Francesco Giuli & Enrico Marchetti, 2012. "Underground labor, search frictions and macroeconomic fluctuations," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre', Department of Economics - University Roma Tre 0159, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
  3. Maurizio Bovi & Peter Claeys, 2008. "Treasury V Dodgers. A Tale of Fiscal Consolidation and Tax Evasion," ISAE Working Papers, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY) 93 Classification-JEL E62, ISTAT - Italian National Institute of Statistics - (Rome, ITALY).

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