Unregistered Economy

Informal Economic Geography, Space & Statistics, Territorial Indicators.

Theme

Do we know everything about our economies? Are we sure that existing indicators are able to capture all the relevant economic phenomena? How “much” is missing?

The informal economy is a fact including not only illegal economies. Many economic phenomena escape from official statistics, purposefully or due to limitations in existing statistical systems.

Ideas for future collaborations

In the mapping of the use of banknotes in Brussels, we found a striking concentration of large banknotes in some neighbourhoods, and this can be explained by looking at socio-economic conditions. I would like to expand this analysis in two directions: i) from cross-section to panel data; ii) look beyond Brussels.

Publications & Projects