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Optimal taxation and monitoring in an economy with matching frictions and underground activities

  • Gaetano LISI

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    (Cassino University, Italy)

This short paper shows the interdependence of taxation and monitoring policy in a search and matching model of equilibrium unemployment with an underground sector. More precisely, from a social welfare standpoint, two options are available to the policy maker: she/he may either substitute a tighter monitoring with a higher penalty or enforce both a higher taxation and an increased monitoring.

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Article provided by Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in its journal Eastern Journal of European Studies.

Volume (Year): 2(1) (2011)
Issue (Month): (June)
Pages: 5-11

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Handle: RePEc:jes:journl:y:2011:v:2:p:5-11
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