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dc.contributor.authorAwad, Ibrahim M.
dc.contributor.authorAlazzeh, Wael
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-21T10:59:03Z
dc.date.available2020-07-21T10:59:03Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-31
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/5709
dc.description.abstractThe existence of an underground economy may hide the official number of unemployed persons, their share in the labour force, and wages. It also gives rise to the economic and social conditions of individuals, household and countries, which are evaluated in a biased way if one relies on the official statistics. In this paper, we use the currency demand model of Tanzi to estimate the underground economy in Palestine over the period: (2008–2017). Toward that end, a group of econometric techniques of time series data was applied. The main empirical results show that the underground economy reached up to 28.6% in 2010 of the GDP with about USD 2676.227 million. The empirical study results also reveal that the explanatory variables listed in the study model suggested by economic theory and previous research have a significant impact on the dependent one, except the variable ratio of governmental wages and salaries to GDP. However, the money received by the government employees does not contribute to the underground economy.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIn preparation for this paper, I had to take the help of some respected professors in empirical economics, who deserve my deepest gratitude. As the completion of this paper gave me much pleasure, we would like to express my appreciation for all those who have directly and indirectly helped us in preparing this research paper.en_US
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dc.titleUsing currency demand to estimate the Palestine underground economy: An econometric analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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