Exploring the Underground Economy: Studies of Illegal and Unreported Activity

Title

Exploring the Underground Economy: Studies of Illegal and Unreported Activity

Year

1996

DOI

10.17848/9780880994279

Abstract

Individually, the six contributors to this volume each provides a detailed examination of specific segments of the underground economy including its participants, attempts at measurement, and policy responses. Taken together, the essays offer a thorough overview that emphasizes the importance and magnitude of one of the largest economies in the world.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (329 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Susan Pozo
  2. Overseas Holdings of U.S. Currency and the Underground Economy / Edgar L. Feige
  3. The Mismeasurement of Illegal Drug Markets / Peter Reuter
  4. The Supply of Youths to Crime / Richard B. Freeman
  5. Explaining Tax Compliance / James Alm
  6. Beating the System? / Ann Dryden Witte
  7. The Informal Economy / Alejandro Portes

Note

Six essays based on presentations made at the 30th annual Public Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Economics at Western Michican University

Sponsorship

Financial support from W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the College of Arts and Sciences of Western Michigan University

ISBN

9780880991650 (pbk.) ; 9780880991667 (cloth) ; 9780880994279 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES

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Citation

Pozo, Susan, ed. 1996. Exploring the Underground Economy: Studies of Illegal and Unreported Activity. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/9780880994279