Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania
Personnel economics, labor economics, business economics, informal economy
Post-doctoral Fellow, “Gh. Zane” Institute for Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy Iași Branch, Iași, Romania (2014–2015); Associate Teaching Assistant, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Univeristy of Iași, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Iași, Romania (2009–2015)
PhD Marketing, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, 2012
“Evaluating the illegal employer practice of under-reporting employees’ salaries.” British Journal of Industrial Relations (2016) (with C. C. Williams).
“Evaluating the prevalence of the undeclared economy in Central and Eastern Europe: An institutional asymmetry perspective.” European Journal of Industrial Relations 21:4 (2015): 389–406 (with C. C. Williams).
“Motivation and research productivity in a university system undergoing transition.” Research Evaluation 24:3 (2015): 282–292 (with A. Zaiț).
“Explaining participation in the informal economy: An institutional incongruence perspective.” International Sociology 30:3 (2015): 294–313 (with C. C. Williams and J. Windebank).
“Evaluating competing public policy approaches towards the informal economy: Some lessons from the United Kingdom.” International Journal of Public Sector Management 29:4 (2016): 365–380 (with C. C. Williams and L. Burkinshaw).
Reducing under-reporting of salaries requires institutional changesIoana Alexandra Horodnic, July 2016In transition economies, a significant number of companies reduce their tax and social contributions by paying their staff an official salary, described in a registered formal employment agreement, and an extra, undeclared “envelope wage,” via a verbal unwritten agreement. The consequences include a loss of government income and a lack of fair play for lawful companies. For employees, accepting under-reported wages reduces their access to credit and their social protections. Addressing this issue will help increase the quality of working conditions, strengthen trade unions, and reduce unfair competition.MoreLess