Edgar L. Feige

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Edgar L. Feige
Born (1937-09-19) 19 September 1937 (age 80)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality American
Institution University of Wisconsin–Madison
Alma mater University of Chicago
Columbia University
Milton Friedman
Kenneth Singleton

Edgar L. Feige (born 19 September 1937)[1] is an emeritus professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A graduate of Columbia University (BA. 1958) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D, 1963) he has taught at Yale University ; The University of Essex; Erasmus University and held the Cleveringa Chair at the University of Leiden in 1981-82. He has published widely on such topics as underground and shadow economies;[2] tax evasion; transition economics; financial transaction taxes[3] the Automated Payment Transaction tax (APT tax); and monetary theory and policy.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] He has consulted with various US and international government agencies.[5][11]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Demand for Liquid Assets, Prentice Hall, 1963;
  • The Underground Economies: Tax Evasion and Information Distortion, Cambridge University Press, 1989
  • Underground Economies in Transition: Unrecorded Activity, Tax Evasion, Corruption and Organized Crime, Ashgate, 1999.
  • Taxation for the 21st century: the automated payment transaction (APT) tax.
  • Reflections on the Meaning and Measurement of Unobserved Economies: What do we really know about the Shadow Economy?


  1. ^ Edgar L. Feige at the Leiden University "faculty since 1575" site.
  2. ^ "The Underground Recovery". The New Yorker Retrieved February 18, 2016
  3. ^ https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-98024779.html"Prof's Proposal Highlights Unfairness of the Tax Code" Wisconsin State Journal Retrieved February 23, 2016
  4. ^ "Edgar L Feige". IDEAS. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Edgar Feige". Academia.edu. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  6. ^ "An Interview with Edgar Feige" Gail Fosler group Retrieved February 18, 2016
  7. ^ "Dreaming Out Loud-One Tiny Little Tax". New York Times Retrieved February 18, 2016
  8. ^ "Edgar L. Feige" WorldCat Retrieved February 18, 2016
  9. ^ "Edgar L. Feige" JSTOR Retrieved February 18, 2016
  10. ^ "Edgar L. Feige" Scholar Retrieved February 18, 2016
  11. ^ [1]