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Title

The nexus of white collar crimes: Shadow economy, corruption and uninsured motorists

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Department/School

Economics

Publication Title

Applied Economics

Abstract

This article empirically examines the nexus of three white collar crimes: shadow economy, corruption and uninsured motorists. Whereas the shadow economy–corruption linkage has been studied, the linkages with uninsured motorists have not been formally studied. Results, based on US data and accounting for possible bidirectional causalities, show complementarity between shadow economy and corruption and between uninsured motorists and the shadow economy. The magnitude of the impact of uninsured motorists on the shadow economy is greater than that of corruption. In other findings, shadow economy was lower in most prosperous states and in states that did not impose a sales tax.

Link to Published Version

10.1080/00036846.2016.1251570

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