The Underground Economy: Minimizing the Size of Government
AbstractThis paper duscusses tha author's wok on measuring and modelling the New Zealand underground economy, 1968-1994. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between this activity and taxation policy. An optimal level for the effective tax rate is reported, in terms of maximizing the impact on the underground economy. The implications for the "tax gap" in that country are examined, and some possible implications for Canada are drawn by combining these results with those of other authors for the latter country.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Victoria in its series Econometrics Working Papers with number 9808.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 31 Mar 1998
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Note: ISSN 1485-6441. This paper was presented at the Fraser Institute Conference on "How to Spend the Fiscal Dividend : What is the Optimal Size of Government?", Ottawa, December, 1997.
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Hidden Economy; Underground Economy; Tax Avoidance; Tax Evasion; Tax Gap;
Other versions of this item:
- David E.A. Giles, 1998. "The Underground Economy: Minimizing the Size of Government," Department Discussion Papers 9801, Department of Economics, University of Victoria.
- David E.A. Giles, 1998. "The Underground Economy: Minimizing the Size of Government," Econometrics Working Papers 9801, Department of Economics, University of Victoria.
- C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-1999-07-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-1999-07-28 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-EEC-1998-10-19 (European Economics)
- NEP-PBE-1998-10-08 (Public Economics)
- NEP-POL-1998-10-08 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-PUB-1999-07-28 (Public Finance)
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