Posted on 15 April 2012.
The informal economy is present in all countries, but its consequences reflect in different countries with different intensity. Types and scale of informal economic activities reflect the specificities of socio-economic context and the integration of the countries into the wider local-regional economy.
The informal economy represents an important potential of labor and incomes, therefore there is a need for better understanding, since on this will depend the direction of the path for safer addressing of this issue.
The first part of the paper defines the concept, causes, consequences and ways of measuring the informal economy, so as to gain a clear understanding of the subject matter.
Under the existing data limitations, some characteristics and estimates are presented regarding the size of the informal economy in Kosovo, with focus on addressing the problems of transition from informal to formal economy. It is challenging exercise, and further research is needed.
The Informal Economy in Kosovo: Characteristics, Current Trends and Challenges (1.1 MiB, 1,956 hits)
Posted in Economics, Volume II, Issue no. 2
Posted on 15 October 2011.
This work aimed to assess the gaps between competencies and skills of economic education graduates and the requirements of employers’ skills and abilities of Pitesti, the identification of these gaps’ causes, and of viable solutions to eliminate the identified gaps. Therefore, the paper presents the results of a pilot study based on two empirical research, one conducted at the level of a sample of final year students from the Faculty of Economics, from University of Pitesti and one conducted on a group sample from Pitesti based-‐ companies. The research results support the hypothesis from which we started, namely that there are differences of perception between prospective employees and employers. It is interesting that both prospective employees and employers consider that practical training is lower than expected.
Pilot Study on Evaluation Gap between Competencies Acquired by Economic Education Graduates and Requirements of Pitesti Employers (306.7 KiB, 1,024 hits)
Posted in Economics, Issue no. 6