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The size and development of the shadow economy in Bangladesh: An empirical investigation

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The paper estimates the size of the shadow economy in Bangladesh by applying the multiple indicator multiple cause model to time series data from 1975-2010. The estimated size of the shadow economy ranges from 13.47% in 1984 to 37% in 2010. Taxes are one of the key drivers while monetization reduces the size of the shadow economy in Bangladesh.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, Kingston University London in its series Economics Discussion Papers with number 2013-3.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 30 Jun 2013
Handle: RePEc:ris:kngedp:2013_003
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Kingston University London, School of Economics, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2EE, UK

Web page: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/departments/economics/

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