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Workshop on Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Underground Economy and Tax Evasion

Workhop on

"Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Underground Economy and Tax Evasion"



June 7-8 2012 at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy


The conference is funded by MIUR through PRIN 2008 and it is hosted by Bocconi University



  • Aim of the conference


The aim of the workshop is to allow for in-depth scientific interactions among researchers interested in the underground economy, tax evasion, and fiscal policy from a macroeconomic perspective. The conference accepts both theoretical and empirical contributions.


  • Topics


Theoretical and empirical models of the underground economy and tax evasion; theory of (optimal) taxation; fiscal policy and behavior of economic agent; tax evasion, underground economy in (dynamic) general equilibrium models; fiscal policy in open economies; underground economy from the demand side; experiments; criminal economy; statistical models in sector studies, alternative strategies and models for solving the hard-to-tax, methods for selecting taxpayers to audit.


JEL classifications: D, E, H, I, J, O, R


  • Keynote Speakers:


Alberto Alesina (Harvard University and IGIER)

Michele Bernasconi (Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Advanced School of Economics, Venice)


  • Paper submission


We invite researchers to submit a paper electronically in pdf format to underground2012@unibocconi.it. The first page of the paper should include the following information: author(s) name and affiliation(s); corresponding author's detailed contact infor-mation. no abstracts will be considered.


  • Important dates


The submission deadline is Feb. 28th 2012. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 30th 2012.


  • Local organizers:


Marco Maffezzoli (Bocconi University and IGIER)

Bruno Chiarini (University of Naples, Parthenope)

Francesco Busato (University of Naples Parthenope)


  • Scientific Committee:


Bruno Chiarini (University of Naples, Parthenope), Marco Maffezzoli (Bocconi University and IGIER), Mauro Marè (Università della Tuscia), Benedetto Torrisi (University of Catania).


  • Background:


The research project Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Underground Economy and Tax Evasion has been presented by four Universities (University of Naples Parthenope, Bocconi University, Università della Tuscia, University of Catania). The project has been founded by MIUR through PRIN 2008. The national project has been coordinated by Bruno Chiarini (University of Naples Parthenope); the local research units have been coordinated by Marco Maffezzoli (Bocconi University and IGIER); Mauro Marè (Università della Tuscia); Giorgio Skonieczny (University of Catania).

Last updated June 12, 2012