15th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
29-30 June & 1-2 July 2020, Athens, Greece
& 1-2 July 2020
|“The Issue of the Informal Economy in Developing Countries: Causes, Methods of Measurement, Challenges, Policies”|
Stream Leader: Dr. Neslihan Kahyalar, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, De Montfort University, UK.
The international symposium on “The Issue of the Informal Economy in Developing Countries: Causes, Methods of Measurement, Challenges, Policies” addresses the role of the informal economy in developing countries. The informal economy is one of the key issues of today’s world economy. When considering the developing countries, it characterises both the economic and social structure of these countries. There is a recognition that the informal economy plays a significant role and the permanent characteristics of the developing economies, not only being survival activities but also creating entrepreneurship potential (Todaro, 2000; Williams et al. 2017). The aim of this symposium is to bring research together that addresses how the informal economy plays a role in the developing countries, its magnitude, challenges in measuring the informal economy, the main causes and what can be done to address the informal economy. To date, measuring the informal economy is a challenge and there is no superior method (Medina and Schneider, 2018). The informal economy is an interesting research topic, but it can be quite complicated due to its unknown nature. The informal economy, therefore, deserves greater attention for deeper understanding to formulate and design relevant policies.
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