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Regional Patterns of the Shadow Economy: Modelling Issues and Evidence from the European Union

In: Handbook on the Shadow Economy

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  • Helmut Herwartz
  • Friedrich Schneider
  • Egle Tafenau

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The shadow economy (also known as the black or underground economy) covers a vast array of trade, goods and services that are not part of the official economy of a country. This original and comprehensive Handbook presents the latest research on the size and development of the shadow economy, which remains an integral component of the economies of most developing and many developed countries.

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  • Helmut Herwartz & Friedrich Schneider & Egle Tafenau, 2011. "Regional Patterns of the Shadow Economy: Modelling Issues and Evidence from the European Union," Chapters, in: Friedrich Schneider (ed.), Handbook on the Shadow Economy, chapter 6, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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