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Economia sommersa e lavoro nero
[Shadow economy and black labor]


  • Schilirò, Daniele


The Italian economy has a strong tax evasion and the presence of a very extensive shadow economy with profound effects on our GDP. This paper analyzes the study Claudio Lucifora has done on the shadow economy, the result of extensive research on the subject, which led to the publication of the book, “Shadow economy and black labor”. The book is a systematic and thorough analysis of the irregular economy not detected in official statistics. The volume also offers some proposals for a policy aimed at emersion of the shadow economy. In this paper are discussed and evaluated the most significant points of the research work of Lucifora.

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  • Schilirò, Daniele, 2004. "Economia sommersa e lavoro nero
    [Shadow economy and black labor]
    ," MPRA Paper 44107, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44107

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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.
    2. Schilirò, Daniele, 2002. "I criteri del Trattato di Maastricht, l’Europa e l’euro: debito pubblico in Italia e crescita
      [The criteria of the Maastricht Treaty, Europe and the euro: public debt in Italy and growth]
      ," MPRA Paper 36333, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Dominik H. Enste & Friedrich Schneider, 2000. "Shadow Economies: Size, Causes, and Consequences," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 38(1), pages 77-114, March.
    4. Schilirò, Daniele, 2001. "Occupazione e disoccupazione in Italia e in Europa negli anni novanta
      [Employment and unemployment in Italy and Europe in the nineties]
      ," MPRA Paper 36527, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Economia sommersa; lavoro nero; politiche di emersione;

    JEL classification:

    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • H26 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Tax Evasion and Avoidance


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