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Il lavoro irregolare in Italia: un'analisi panel regionale
[Underground Employment in the Regions of Italy: A Panel Analysis]

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  • Lisi, Gaetano

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This empirical paper investigates two important and controversial economic relationship: the link between underground employment and unemployment, and the connection among underground economy and local factors. The key results of this analysis are two. The first: the causality relationship between underground employment and unemployment is bidirectional and asymmetric. The second: the local and unobservable variables play an instrumental role in explaining the different underground activity rates recorded in the Italian regions.

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  • Lisi, Gaetano, 2009. "Il lavoro irregolare in Italia: un'analisi panel regionale
    [Underground Employment in the Regions of Italy: A Panel Analysis]
    ," MPRA Paper 18525, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18525
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    Keywords

    underground employment; panel models; underground economy;

    JEL classification:

    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E26 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Informal Economy; Underground Economy

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