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Taxation of Intergenerational Transfers and Wealth 1

  title={Taxation of Intergenerational Transfers and Wealth 1},
  author={W. Kopczuk},
In this chapter, I review empirical and theoretical literature on taxation of intergenerational transfers (estates, bequests, inheritances, inter vivos gifts) and wealth. The main message may be summarized as follows. Empirical evidence on bequest motivations and responses to estate taxation is spotty and much remains be done, but what we know points in the direction of (1) mixed motives (2) heterogeneity of preferences and (3) importance of retaining control over wealth. These patterns are… 


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