Economic Theories of Bequests

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Spring 2014 Reading Group
Meets: T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4057
1 classroom credit

This reading group will consider the economic theories of bequests. We will read the seminal studies in the economics literature, theoretical and empirical, and then we will consider how well -- if at all -- these studies address the legal and institutional considerations that are intuitive for lawyers but are typically overlooked by economists.

Prerequisite: Trusts and Estates

Subject Areas: Taxation , Disciplinary Perspectives & Law , Family, Gender & Children's Law .