Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127428
Authors: 
Basbay, Mustafa Metin
Elgin, Ceyhun
Torul, Orhan
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2016-6
Abstract: 
The authors empirically investigate the relationship between energy consumption and the size of the informal economy. Relying on panel data regression models, their results show that at the aggregate level, energy intensity is inversely related to the size of the informal sector, providing actual empirical evidence on the presence of high labor and low capital intensity in the informal economy. Furthermore, the authors also find some support towards the presence of non-linearity and asymmetry in this relationship.
Subjects: 
informal sector
energy consumption
panel data
JEL: 
O17
O13
P48
E26
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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