Published: Dec 11, 2018

  Natalija Berlach

  Oleksandr Kulyk

  Sergii Losych


The study of shadowing processes in the economy is an integral part of the methodological knowledge, aimed at forming the security environment of the world community, its development on the way to overcoming crisis situations in the economy, politics, and society. This being said, it is difficult to overestimate the role of the state in determining appropriate approaches to assessing the results of such activities, justifying the selection of certain current methods of influencing public relations in the economic field in order to ensure their functioning within the legal framework. Drawing empirical conclusions and recommendations in this article are aimed at substantiating the links between the result of economic activity and economic activity as such, which determines the characteristics of welfare and well-being of a person, his/her enrichment. Thus, the formation of a cognitive social link between human welfare, emotional factors, and the economic crisis situation in the state has a common denominator, which makes it possible to assess the level of economic development of the country as a whole, to identify processes of shadowing of the economy, provided that illegally-obtained income is determined in its structure. Coming up with “regulatory filters” that allow synthesizing the object (illegally-obtained income), at which measures for detecting and transforming it into the legal economic field are aimed, it is possible to achieve a real result in counteracting the shadowing of national economies. Certain measures currently being taken at the level of national legal systems in this area should be compatible with those adopted by the European Union and, at least, as stringent as other measures applied at the international level. The specified determines the necessity to search for optimal ways of defining the concept of illegally obtained income, its place and role as a structural component of shadow processes in the economy. Methodology. The solution to the set goal is realized using the cognitive potential of the system of philosophical, general scientific and special methods. Analysis and synthesis allowed identifying the signs of illegal income, the shadowing of the economy, counteracting the shadow economy, and forming the last concept. Methods of grammatical review and interpretation of legal norms contributed to identifying gaps and other shortcomings of legislation on problems of ensuring counteraction to the legalization (laundering) of illegally-obtained income, developing proposals for its improvement, in particular, regarding the specifics of defining the meaning of the concept of “illegally obtained income” in domestic legal framework, the relationship of this concept with other economic and legal concepts. The comparative legal method allowed determining the development directions for domestic normative acts in order to bring them in line with the generally accepted European standards.

How to Cite

Berlach, N., Kulyk, O., & Losych, S. (2018). ILLEGALLY-OBTAINED INCOME AS A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT OF SHADOW PROCESSES IN THE ECONOMY. Baltic Journal of Economic Studies, 4(5), 26-30.
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income, shadow economy, shadowing of economy, money laundering, legalization of income, economic crimes, unlawful enrichment


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