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The labyrinth of the informal economy: measurement strategies and impacts

Victor Adame and David Tuesta ()

No 17/18, Working Papers from BBVA Bank, Economic Research Department

Abstract: One of the factors of the greatest upheaval to a country’s economic prospects is the substantial presence of the informal economy. The aim of this paper is to articulate a detailed statistical approach to identify the significance of such factors by examining key econometric strategies and availing ourselves of several different samples for over 160 countries.

Keywords: Financial Inclusion; Global; Working Paper (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O17 E26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-fle, nep-iue, nep-mac and nep-pay
Date: 2017-08
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