Informality, Tax Policy and The Business Cycle: Exploring the Links


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  • Despite the worldwide prevalence of informality, consensus on a reliable and consistent set of drivers and consequences of this phenomenon has been elusive to both researchers and policymakers. This study partly addresses this shortcoming by exploring the interactions between the informal economy and tax policy and how these are shaped by business cycle fluctuations. To this end, we identify robust determinants of both informality and taxation by means of an econometric analysis that accounts for bi-directional causality.

fecha de publicación

  • 2020

Líneas de investigación

  • Business Cycle
  • Informality
  • Tax Policy


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