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Entrepreneurship and the Shadow (Informal) Economy

Akbal, Can (2021): Entrepreneurship and the Shadow (Informal) Economy.

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the empirical relationship between entrepreneurship and the shadow economy size. To this end, we use cross-country data and most-frequently-used measure of the entrepreneurial activity, i.e., Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI), as well as its subindices, and calculate correlations of these indices with the size of the informal sector and its major determinants. Our analysis indicates that there are significant correlations between the variables involved.

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