Hiding in the Shadows : The Growth of the Underground Economy

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Dominik Enste, and Friedrich Schneider
Published Date:
April 2002
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    ©2002 International Monetary Fund

    Series Editor

    Jeremy Clift

    IMF External Relations Department

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    Massoud Etemadi, Jack Federici, and the IMF Graphics Section

    ISBN 9781589060968

    ISSN 1020-5098

    Published March 2002

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    The Economic Issues series aims to make available to a broad readership of nonspecialists some of the economic research being produced on topical issues by IMF staff. The series draws mainly from IMF Working Papers, which are technical papers produced by IMF staff members and visiting scholars, as well as from policy-related research papers.

    This Economic Issue is based on IMF Working Paper 00/26, “Shadow Economies Around the World: Size, Causes, and Consequences,” February 2000. Citations for the studies reviewed are provided in the original paper, which readers can purchase ($10.00) from the IMF Publication Services, or download from www.imf.org. Rachel Weaving prepared the text for this pamphlet. Some of the data, including the sample size, has been updated by Professor Schneider for this pamphlet.

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