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Open Economics: Shadow Economy and Economics of Crime

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Prof. Friedrich Schneider, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria


This topical issue aims to gather current research on shadow economy and all economic aspects of crime and illicit activities, such as organized crime, global terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering or illegal trade. Additionally, we invite research submissions on tax evasion and informal economy.
The scope of this Topical Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of research:

  • Criminal organizations, terrorism
  • Drug trafficking, gun prevalence
  • Money laundering
  • Corruption
  • Illegal trade
  • Technology and crime
  • Crime reduction policies and crime prevention
  • Tax policies and tax evasion
  • Informal economy

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018.


To submit to this Topical Issue, please use Open Economics’ Editorial Manager system: www.editorialmanager.com/economics

Please remember about choosing correct Article Type – Research Article - TI: Shadow Economy and Economics of Crime or Review Article - TI: Shadow Economy and Economics of Crime to ensure that it will be processed with the highest priority.

Articles published in the 2018 volume of Open Economics are free of all Article Processing Charges.