SHADOW ECONOMIES WORKSHOP

Shadow Economies: Definition, Measurement and Implications

Date: Friday, October 12th, 2012

Venue: John Freely Room at Albert Long Hall (Saatli Bina), Bogazici University South Campus

09:00-09:15 Welcome and Introduction

09:15-10:00 Informality and government enforcement in Latin America, Rodrigo Ceni Gonzalez, European University Institute

10:00-10:45 Employment and Mobility between Formal and Informal Sectors/Jobs: Using Field Survey Data, Zeynep Basak, Erol Taymaz, Middle East Technical University

10:45-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-12:15 Defining and Measuring Labor Informality in Turkey, Elif Oznur Kan, Cankaya University, Aysıt Tansel, Middle East Technical University

12:15-13:00 Shadow Economies around the World: Model Based Estimates, Ceyhun Elgin, Oguz Oztunali, Bogazici University

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:45 Tax evasion: Is this a government fight, or can anyone join?, Marcelo Arbex, University of Windsor

14:45-15:30 Perceptions on Governance Effectiveness and Informality: A Self-fulfilling Equilibrium, Fikret Adaman, Ayse Mumcu, Bogazici University

Change of Venue

16:00-17:15 Keynote Speech: The Shadow Economy and Work in the Shadow: What do we (not) know?, Friedrich G. Schneider, Johannes Kepler University (at NB 119, Natuk Birkan Building, 1st Floor)

17:15- 18:30 Cocktail (Natuk Birkan Building, 2nd Floor)

 

Organizers: Fikret Adaman, Ceyhun Elgin and Ozan Hatiopglu



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