Shadow economy: analyzing Calabria’s case

Romano, Livia (A.A. 2013/2014) Shadow economy: analyzing Calabria’s case. Tesi di Laurea in Economic growth and development, LUISS Guido Carli, relatore Joseph Zeira, pp. 33. [Bachelor's Degree Thesis]

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This paper studies the shadow economy in Calabria. Before the specific analysis of the region it is important to discuss the topic in general. The first part of the thesis is a literature survey of the causes of shadow economy and the main methods to calculate it. It also surveys, findings on the effect of the shadow economy on the official economy. These lessons are used to understand Calabria’s case in section 2. The second part starts with an overview of Calabria’s economic situation throughout history and then focuses on the causality between the underdevelopment of the region and the shadow economy. The main research question is about the causality between economic backwardness in Calabria and its large shadow economy. Has Calabria’s economy been slowed down by the shadow economy, or is the slow growth the reason for the shadow activities? The discussion of this issue is summarized in the last sub section (2.2.6) “analyzing the problem from a different angle”.


Bibliografia: pp. 32-33.

Thesis Type: Bachelor's Degree Thesis
Institution: LUISS Guido Carli
Degree Program: Bachelor's Degree Programs > Bachelor's Degree Program in Economics and Business, English language (L-33)
Chair: Economic growth and development
Thesis Supervisor: Zeira, Joseph
Academic Year: 2013/2014
Session: Summer
Deposited by: Maria Teresa Nisticò
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 15:21
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 13:21


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