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Should Legal Rules Be Used For Redistribution?

Tuesday 15 October, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, 

Many legal rules are designed to achieve fairness for those who are less well off. Professor David Weisbach, University of Chicago Law School, will be speaking on whether legal rules should be used for redistribution on Tuesday 15 October at LSE.

He will examine the argument made in recent literature that the tax system is likely to be superior to the legal rules for the redistribution of income. Controversially, this would mean that the legal system should strive for efficiency rather than fairness.

Professor David Weisbach is director of the Olin Program in Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School.

This event is free and open to all. No ticket is required. 

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7 October 2002

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