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Should informal sector be subsidised?

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  • Bandopadhyay, Titas Kumar

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This paper explains the impact of output subsidy to the informal sector on urban unemployment and domestic factor income in a mobile capital model where urban formal wage is endogenous and the informal sector has global exposure.

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  • Bandopadhyay, Titas Kumar, 2006. "Should informal sector be subsidised?," MPRA Paper 1775, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Informal sector; Subsidy;

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    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General

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