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Friedrich Schneider
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Schneider Since 1986 Friedrich Schneider is Professor of Economics at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria, and since 2006 he is Research Professor at the DIW Berlin, Germany.

He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Konstanz in 1976 and has since held numerous visiting and honorary positions at a number of universities (e.g. at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; University of Saarbrücken. Saarbrücken, Germany; Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand). During 1991 to 1996 he was Dean of Social Science and Economics at Johannes Kepler University of Linz and Vice President for Foreign Affairs of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz from 1996-2007. He was President of the Austrian Economic Association during 1997-1999 and from 2005-2008 he was President of the German Economic Association (Verein für Socialpolitik). From 2013 - 2016 he is Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. He has also been consultant to numerous organisations including the Brussels EU Commission, IMF, World Bank.

He has published extensively in leading Economics journals including The American Economic Review, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Economic Journal and the Journal of Economic Literature. He has also published numerous book chapters and books including The Shadow Economy (with Dominik H. Enste, Cambridge Uni. Press, 2002), The Encyclopaedia of Public Choice Vol. I and II (with Charles K. Rowley, Kluwer, 2004), Changing Institutions in the European Union (Edward Elgar, 2004), Readings in Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy (together with Charles K. Rowley, Springer Publishing Company 2008), The Economics of the Hidden Economy (editor of 2 volumes, in: Mark Blaug (ed.) The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing Company 2008), Handbook of the Shadow Economy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011), and The Shadow Economy (with Colin C. Williams, The Institute of Economic Affairs, 2013).

He was the editor of the Journal of Public Choice from 1991 to 2004 and Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik from 2000 to 2004.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1998.
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IZA World of Labor article: Does corruption promote emigration?
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
9820  Friedrich Schneider
Andreas Buehn
Estimating the Size of the Shadow Economy: Methods, Problems and Open Questions
8278  Friedrich Schneider
The Shadow Economy and Shadow Labor Force: A Survey of Recent Developments
8094  Arusha Cooray
Friedrich Schneider
Does Corruption Promote Emigration? An Empirical Examination
7867  Alexandra Rudolph
Friedrich Schneider
International Human Trafficking: Measuring Clandestinity by the Structural Equation Approach
6891  Friedrich Schneider
Andreas Buehn
Shadow Economies in Highly Developed OECD Countries: What Are the Driving Forces?
6423  Friedrich Schneider
The Shadow Economy and Work in the Shadow: What Do We (Not) Know?
5769  Friedrich Schneider
The Shadow Economy and Shadow Economy Labor Force: What Do We (Not) Know?
4860  Friedrich Schneider
The (Hidden) Financial Flows of Terrorist and Organized Crime Organizations: A Literature Review and Some Preliminary Empirical Results
4182  Andreas Buehn
Friedrich Schneider
Corruption and the Shadow Economy: A Structural Equation Model Approach
4165  Martin Halla
Mario Lackner
Friedrich Schneider
An Empirical Analysis of the Dynamics of the Welfare State: The Case of Benefit Morale
(revised version published in: Kyklos, 2010, 63 (1), 55-74 )
3613  Martin Halla
Friedrich Schneider
Alexander F. Wagner
Satisfaction with Democracy and Collective Action Problems: The Case of the Environment
(revised version published in: Public Choice, 2013, 155 (1-2), 109-137)
3536  Martin Halla
Friedrich Schneider
Taxes and Benefits: Two Distinct Options to Cheat on the State?
(revised version published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 76(3), 411–431)
3447  Bruno Chiarini
Elisabetta Marzano
Friedrich Schneider
Tax Rates and Tax Evasion: An Empirical Analysis of the Structural Aspects and Long-Run Characteristics in Italy
3306  Andreas Buehn
Friedrich Schneider
MIMIC Models, Cointegration and Error Correction: An Application to the French Shadow Economy
2563  Benno Torgler
Friedrich Schneider
Shadow Economy, Tax Morale, Governance and Institutional Quality: A Panel Analysis
2541  Benno Torgler
Friedrich Schneider
The Impact of Tax Morale and Institutional Quality on the Shadow Economy
(published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2009, 30 (2), 228-245)
2315  Friedrich Schneider
Shadow Economies and Corruption All Over the World: What Do We Really Know?
2117  Benno Torgler
Friedrich Schneider
What Shapes Attitudes Toward Paying Taxes? Evidence from Multicultural European Countries
1936  Axel Dreher
Friedrich Schneider
Corruption and the Shadow Economy: An Empirical Analysis
(published in: Public Choice, 2010, 144 (1), 215–238)
1929  Alexander F. Wagner
Friedrich Schneider
Satisfaction with Democracy and the Environment in Western Europe: A Panel Analysis
1741  Ansgar H. Belke
Frank Baumgärtner
Friedrich Schneider
Ralph Setzer
The Different Extent of Privatisation Proceeds in EU Countries: A Preliminary Explanation Using a Public Choice Approach
(published in: Finanzarchiv, 2007, 63 (2), 211-243)
1431 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Friedrich Schneider
The Size of the Shadow Economies of 145 Countries all over the World: First Results over the Period 1999 to 2003
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2007, 20 (3), 495 - 526)
1043 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Friedrich Schneider
Robert Klinglmair
Shadow Economies around the World: What Do We Know?
514 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Friedrich Schneider
The Size and Development of the Shadow Economies of 22 Transition and 21 OECD Countries
26  Dominik Enste
Friedrich Schneider
Increasing Shadow Economies all over the World - Fiction or Reality?
(published in: Journal of Economic Literature, 2000, 38 (1), 77-114)
24  Klaus F. Zimmermann
Michael C. Burda
Jürgen von Hagen
Kai A. Konrad
Friedrich Schneider
Gert G. Wagner
Petersberger Erklaerung: Anstoesse fuer eine zukunftsgerichtete Arbeitsmarktpolitik
(published in: Wirtschaftsdienst, 1998, 78 (11), 652-653)
 
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
1 Klaus F. Zimmermann
Michael C. Burda
Kai A. Konrad
Friedrich Schneider
Hilmar Schneider
Jürgen von Hagen
Gert G. Wagner
The Petersberg Declaration
 
IZA Standpunkte:
No. Author(s)
Title
1 Klaus F. Zimmermann
Michael C. Burda
Kai A. Konrad
Friedrich Schneider
Hilmar Schneider
Jürgen von Hagen
Gert G. Wagner
Petersberger Erklärung
(published in: Wirtschaftsdienst, 2008, 12, 814-815)
 

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