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Understanding the Determinants of Economic Informality in Paraguay

A Kaleidoscope of Measures

Authors: Pisani, Michael, Ovando, Fernando G.

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  • Specifies an econometric model in an effort to uncover the causal determinants of the likelihood of participation in the informal labor market or in informal economic activities
  • Provides a better understanding of the determinants of informality to assist public policy
  • Provides insight into the study of extreme informality in other countries and contexts
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About this book

For several years, the government of Paraguay has sought to address the issue of informality, both as a response to poverty reduction and a means to expand its tax base.  While effort has been undertaken to describe informality, the government lacks the capacity and perhaps the will to analyze the phenomenon through a robust empirical lens.  Hence, little is known about the informal economy beyond anecdotes, personal interactions, and description. This book is the first to comprehensively, rigorously, and empirically study the determinants of informality in Paraguay.  This book is of vital interest to those studying the Paraguayan economy, development economics, Latin American economics, and informality.

About the authors

Michael J. Pisani is Professor of International Business at Central Michigan University (CMU), USA. Dr. Pisani has taught collegiately for 28 years at ten institutions and has been a full-time member of the CMU faculty since 2002. During 2019, Dr. Pisani is a US Fulbright Scholar in Paraguay. Dr. Pisani has (co-)authored more than 100 journal articles, reports, and book chapters. He is also the author or co-author of three books on South Texas, two of which are focused on the informal and underground economy of the Texas-Mexico (or South Texas) borderlands, including Consumption, Informal Markets, and the Underground Economy: Hispanic Consumption in South Texas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). 

Fernando G. Ovando Rivarola is a researcher and active member of the research group in the Centro de Análisis y Difusión de la Economía Paraguaya (CADEP), Paraguay. He is an economist from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (UNA) and earned a master’s degree in Economics at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP)—Argentina. Mr. Ovando has written articles and working papers on the labor market and unemployment in Paraguay. His research interests include the labor market, income distribution, impact evaluation of public policies, fiscal policy, and public finances.


Reviews

“This book examines one of the most important aspects of Paraguayan economy and it makes a great contribution to have better understanding on how economic informality works. The authors provide a lucid and penetrating analysis, offer several ways to measure informality and shed light on public policies.” (Dionisio Borda, former Minister of Finance, Paraguay)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24393-7
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Hardcover 49,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24392-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Determinants of Economic Informality in Paraguay
Book Subtitle
A Kaleidoscope of Measures
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24393-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24393-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24392-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 181
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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