February 5-6, 2009 at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy


The conference is funded by MIUR through PRIN 2006, it is organized by

University of Naples Parthenope and it is hosted by Bocconi University


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Aim of the conference the aim of the workshop is to allow for in-depth scientific interactions between researchers interested in studying the interaction among tax evasion, underground economy, fiscal policy within 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; (dynamic) partial and general equilibrium models; indeterminacy; fiscal policy in open economies; underground economy from the demand side; experiments on the underground economy and taxation; criminal economy.

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

Keynote Speakers:

             Roberto Perotti (Bocconi University and IGIER )

             Friedrich Schneider (Johannes Kepler University)

Paper submission: We invite researchers to submit a paper electronically in pdf-format to conference2009@uniparthenope.it. The first page of the paper should include the following information:  author(s) name and affiliation(s); corresponding author's detailed contact information. The final program will discuss a maximum of 24 papers; no abstracts will be considered.

Important dates: The submission deadline is December 31st 2008. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by January 8th, 2009.

The research project Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Underground Economy and Tax Evasion has been presented by four Universities (University of Naples Parthenope, University of Rome III Federico Caffè, Scuola Superiore  Sant’Anna, Bocconi University).

The project has been funded by MIUR through PRIN 2006. The national project  has been coordinated by Bruno Chiarini (Univ. Parthenope); the local research units have been coordinated by Francesco Busato (Univ. Parthenope), Marco Maffezzoli (Bocconi University and IGIER);  Guido M. Rey (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna ).


Local organizers:

Francesco Busato (University of Naples, Parthenope)

Marco Maffezzoli (Bocconi University and IGIER)