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Illicit work, social security fraud, economic crime and other shadow economy activities are fast becoming an international problem. Friedrich Schneider and Dominik H. Enste use currency demand, physical input (electricity) method, and the model approach to estimate the size of the shadow economy in 76 developing, transition and OECD-countries. They argue that during the 1990s the average size of a shadow economy varied from 12 per cent of GDP for OECD, to 23 per cent for transition and to 39% for developing countries. They examine the causes and consequences of this development using an integrated approach explaining deviant behaviour, which combines the findings of economic, sociological and psychological research. The authors suggest that increasing taxation, social security contributions, rising state regulatory activities and the decline of the tax morale, are all driving forces behind this growth, especially in OECD-countries. They propose a reform of state institutions to improve the dynamics of the official economy.

BusinessEconomicsPolitical economyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 31/05/2007 ISBN-13: 9780521891073  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER is Vice-President for Foreign Affairs of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. DOMINIK H. ENSTE is Human Resources Manager for Gerling Insurance Company in Cologne, Germany. He has published several books and articles.

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