The School of Accounting, Finance and Economics invites you to a Research Seminar:
Presented by Associate Professor Saibal Kar from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India, Fellow of IZA, Bonn, Germany.
This seminar discusses the presence of unreported income among public sector employees in India, and investigates empirically the wage gap as well as consumption expenditure parity between public and private sector workers.
The research presented tests the hypothesis that despite a distinctly lower income level among public sector workers in some of the income quantiles, the consumption of durable goods between private and public sector employees in those quantiles are statistically similar. This might be indicative of the presence of unreported income among public sector workers.
The 2004-2005 survey of income and consumption by workers in both private and public sectors (National Sample Survey Organization of India, GoI) supports the presence of unaccounted for income among public sector employees at the uppermost quantile. The empirical part is followed by a generalized micro-theoretic formulation that offers a measure of the equilibrium level of unreported income earned by public sector employees. Job opportunity outside the formal public and private sectors is a crucial determinant of the level of unreported income accepted by public sector workers.
Date: Friday 17th August
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Joondalup campus, building 8, room 303.
Associate Professor Saibal Kar will be visiting the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics for three weeks to work on joint projects with Dr Shrabani Saha.
For more information contact Bev Lurie, or phone (08) 6304 5237.