The Australian construction industry: is the shadow economy distorting productivity?
Will Chancellor and
Malcolm Abbott ()
Construction Management and Economics, 2015, vol. 33, issue 3, 176-186
Estimates of the size and change in the Australian construction industry shadow economy value over time are provided and applied as a quality adjustment to Australian construction industry productivity growth from 1985 to 2012. The results indicate that the Australian construction industry shadow economy is growing and that by adjusting for the shadow economy, distortion is removed from construction industry productivity growth estimates. The findings create significant scope for future research into the estimation and the effect of shadow economic activity on productivity growth, not just in Australia but in other countries as well.
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