The Evaluation of the factors influencing the shadow economy in Lithuania

Inga MaksvytienÄ—, Laura ValuckaitÄ—


This paper analyzes and evaluates the main causes of the shadow economy. MIMIC approach is used. This method evaluates which factors are statistically significant and mostly influence shadow economy. According to the research results shadow economy in Lithuania is mostly affected by unemployment, employment rate, taxes, consumer confidence, criminality, education and return on assets (ROA).


Shadow economy, MIMIC approach

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ISSN 1822-7996 (Print)

ISSN 2335-8742 (Online)