The connection between electronic business and combating gray economy in Croatia – E-PAY

Commissioned by: Komunikacijski laboratorij d.o.o. (VISA) 
Project duration: October 17, 2016 – February 17, 2017   
Project manager: Jelena Budak, PhD
Collaborators: Bruno Škrinjarić, Vedran Recher

Brief outline: 
The main project objectives are to determine the relationship between electronic payment and suppression of the grey economy, and to identify specific contexts, distribution channels, products and services which have the potential to suppress the grey economy using card payments. 

Project activities include the development of a survey that will be used to collect the data necessary for the research, the implementation of the survey (data collection) on a representative sample of consumers, and the development of the study and presentation with the results and the main conclusions of the research. 

The research will be carried out in Croatia, by a telephone survey on a nationally representative sample of 500 consumers aged 18 to 65 years. Online phone directory will be used as a sampling frame. Proportional stratified sample will be applied with a control variables counties, gender and age. Within each stratum a combination of random and systematic sampling will be applied. Each page of phonebook will be chosen by random sampling, while the respondents from each page will be selected by systematic sampling. The survey instrument will be a questionnaire created by the researchers from the Institute of Economics, Zagreb in collaboration with the client. Collected data will be analysed by methods of descriptive statistics.