Kanao, Koji and Hamori, Shigeyuki (2010): The size of the underground economy in Japan.
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This paper empirically analyzes the size of the underground economy in Japan. The results show that (i) the size of the underground GDP peaked in the early 1990s but has been declining since; (ii) the underground economy reached its peak in around 1992, approximating 25% of nominal GDP; and (iii) two laws (the Act for the Prevention of Wrongful Acts by Members of Organized Crime Groups and the Act Regulating the Adult Entertainment Business, etc.) successfully worked to reduce the size of the underground economy.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The size of the underground economy in Japan|
|Keywords:||underground economy; Japanese economy|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E60 - General
|Depositing User:||Shigeyuki Hamori|
|Date Deposited:||24. Mar 2010 01:25|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 06:11|
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