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Shadow economies around the world size, causes, and consequences by Friedrich Schneider

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Published by International Monetary Fund, Fiscal Affairs Department in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Informal sector (Economics),
  • Business enterprises -- Taxation.,
  • Social security taxes.,
  • Tax evasion.,
  • Political corruption.,
  • Comparative economics.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Friedrich Schneider and Dominik Enste.
SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/00/26
ContributionsEnste, Dominik., International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. ;
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19986547M

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