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Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Underground Economy and Tax Evasion

Università Bocconi

7-8 June 2012

 

First day: June the 7th, 2012 (Thursday)

 

 

 

 

09.30 Invited speaker: Alberto Alesina (Harvard University), Fiscal policy after the Great Recession

 

 

Session I

Macroeconomic analysis of the shadow economy: empirics

 

 

11.00 R. Basile, B. Chiarini and E. Marzano: Can we Rely upon Fiscal Policy Estimates in Countries with Unreported Production of 15 Per Cent (or more) of GDP? ; Discussant: Turino

 

11.30 R. Orsi, D. Raggi, and F. Turino: Estimating the Size of the Underground Economy: A DSGE Approach; Discussant: Busato

 

12.00 F. Schneider and D. Teobaldelli: Beyond the Veil of Ignorance: The Influence of Direct Democracy on the Shadow Economy; Discussant: Chiarini

 

Session II

Macroeconomic analysis of the shadow economy: theory

 

 

13.30 C. Granda-Carvajal: Do Borrowing-Constrained Informal Activities Matter for Aggregate and Firm Volatility?; Discussant: Leal-Ordonez

 

14.00 J. C. Leal-Ordonez: Tax collection, informal sector, and productivity; Discussant: Marchetti

 

14.30 F. Pappadà and Y. Zylberberg: Austerity plans and tax evasion; Discussant: Granda-Carvajal

 

15.00 Last minute cancellation

 

Session III

Tax Administration, auditing and tax evasion

 

16.00 J.-M. Durán-Cabré, A. Esteller-Moré, L. Salvadori: Empirical evidence on horizontal

competition in tax enforcement; Discussant: Torrisi

 

16.30 C. Fiorio and A. Santoro: Taxpayer Response to an Increased Probability of Audit: Some Evidence from Italy; Discussant: Turati

 

17.00 G. Ardizzi, C. Petraglia, M. Piacenza, G. Turati: Measuring the Underground Economy with the Currency Demand Approach: A Reinterpretation of the methodology, with an application to Italy; Discussant: Salvadori

 

17.30 B. Torrisi,G. Skoniecznyand E. Alessi:A New Framework for Tax Enforcement and Audit Selection Strategy Based on The Structural Equation Models; Discussant: Santoro

 

Second day: June the 8th, 2012 (Friday)

 

 
 

09.30 Invited speaker: Michele Bernasconi (University of Venice): The problem of Tax evasion: lessons from behavioral economics

 

Session IV

Optimal taxation and tax evasion

 

 

11.00 S. Gauthierand G. Laroque: Second-best Random Redistribution; Discussant: Simonovits

 

11.30 A. Simonovits: Does higher tax morale imply higher optimal income tax rate?; Discussant: Maffezzoli

 

12.00 C. Ho and N. Pavoni: Optimal policy with Informal Child Care: An Efficiency Case for Sliding Scale Child Care Subsidies; Discussant: Gauthier

 

12.30 M. Maffezzoli: Tax evasion under market incompleteness; Discussant: Ho


 

Session V

Measuring the underground economy

 

14.00 M. Pickhardt and J. Sardà: Size and Causes of the Underground Economy in Spain: A Correction of the Record and New Evidence from the MCDR Approach; Discussant: Marzano

 

14.30 E. Colombo, L. Onnis and P. Tirelli: The Shadow Side of Financial Crises; Discussant: Pickhard

 

15.00 S. Mantegazza, S. Pisani and A. Viviani:Opening the Black Box: Hidden Economy and Productivity; Discussant: Colombo

 

Session VI

Evidence about the underground economy in Italy

 

 

15.45 M. Maré and A. Motroni: Morale, family, and underground economy: some new evidences; Discussant: Pisani

 

16.15 E. Di Porto, L. Elia and C. Tealdi: The Emersion Effect: an analysis on labor tax evasion in Italy; Discussant: Mantegazza



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