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Informality effects in the economy of Albania in light of world s economic crisis

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  • Brunilda Muça

    () (Faculty of Economy and Agribusiness, University of Tirana, Albania)

  • Galantina Doraci

    () (Faculty of Economy and Agribusiness, University of Tirana, Albania)

Abstract

Recently, academicians and economists have expressed a great interest about the informal economy of Albania. This is mainly due to the size of informal economy in absolute and relative terms and to the emphasis economists have placed on the increasing evidence that the size of informal economy, calculated as a percentage of GDP has increased, and grown over the past two decades in many countries of the world. In light of the international economic crisis that was evidenced in 2008, the article will discuss problems of informality in economy as a condition for decreasing the dimensions of impact of the recent economic crises. Informality was and continues to be a concern to the economic circles regarding the theoretical definition, measuring its size and ways to reduce its dimensions. Informality in Albania, according to CIA World Factbook, may be as large as 50 per cent of the official GDP during 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. The aim of this paper focuses in the reduction of informal economy as an anti-crisis factor.

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  • Brunilda Muça & Galantina Doraci, 2012. "Informality effects in the economy of Albania in light of world s economic crisis," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 3(1), pages 139-143, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:rse:wpaper:v:3:y:2012:i:1:p:139-143
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    1. Friedrich Schneider & Dominik Enste, 1999. "Shadow Economies Around the World - Size, Causes, and Consequences," CESifo Working Paper Series 196, CESifo Group Munich.
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    Keywords

    informality; non-official economy; economic crises; farms;

    JEL classification:

    • E26 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Informal Economy; Underground Economy
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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