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dc.contributor.authorBühn, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorLessmann, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarkwardt, Guntheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T13:13:28Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-14T13:13:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49520-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the impact of decentralization on the shadow economy. We argue that decentralization may decrease the size of the shadow economy mainly through two transmission channels: (1) Decentralization enhancing public sector efficiency (efficiency effect), and (2) decentralization reducing the distance between bureaucrats and economic agents, which increases the probability of detection of shadow economic activities (deterrence effect). Using various measures of fiscal, political and government employment decentralization in a cross-section of countries, we find the deterrence effect to be of more importance. The deterrence effect is stronger, the lower the degree of institutional quality. Remarkably, we find no robust evidence of the efficiency effect.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Public Finance 3551en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelH77en_US
dc.subject.jelD78en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddecentralizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordshadow economyen_US
dc.subject.stwSchattenwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwDezentralisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzföderalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleDecentralizatin and the shadow economy: Oates meets Allingham-Sandmoen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn667310908en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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