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Laudo M Ogura
 
''Informality and exogenous regulations in regional economies''
( 2018, Vol. 38 No.2 )
 
 
Higher taxation typically requires greater enforcement of formality to prevent tax evasion. However, in low productivity regional economies, exogenous regulations can severely constrain the size of the formal sector regardless of local government policies. As a result, tax rates can be higher, but possibly with weaker enforcement compared to an autonomous economy case. In addition, if there is significant labor mobility across borders, regional governments must take into account how the migration of different types of workers affects the regional economy.
 
 
Keywords: Informal sector, Tax evasion, Production regulations, Regional economies, Labor mobility.
JEL: O1 - Economic Development: General
H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General
 
Manuscript Received : Dec 02 2017 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 28 2018

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