This workshop took place on 5th and 6th March 2010 in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Guido Erreygers and em. Prof. Dr. John Cunliffe. On 4 March Prof. Jens Beckert read a public lecture.
In the current debate on social policy, some advocate abolishing all forms of inheritance tax. Others stand for increased inheritance and succession duties, in order to fund new policy proposals such as a basic capital for all. These differing points of departure result from diverging opinions on justice and equality and the relative weight attached to them. In this academic workshop, scholars from several countries discussed the various systems of inheritance taxes and succession duties along with arguments that are brought forward in the public arena by proponents and opponents of increased wealth taxation.
Panel members conveyed issues surrounding the current debate on gifting and inheritance in Belgium and Flanders.
Contributors: Luc Arrondel (CNRS), Jens Beckert (Max Planck Institute), Christoph Castelein (K.U.Leuven), Matthew Clayton (University of Warwick), John Cunliffe (University of Warwick), Guido Erreygers (University of Antwerp), Axel Gosseries (UCL ), Robert Lamb (University of Exeter), André Masson (CNRS), Koen Meesters (ACV), Ann Mumford (University of Londen), Martin O’Neill (University of York), Pierre Pestieau (Université de Liège), Rajiv Prabhakar (London School of Economics), Karen Rowlingson (University of Birmingham), Carine Smolders (Hogeschool Gent), Jan Vander Elst (Koning Boudewijn Stichting), Toon Vandevelde (K.U.Leuven), Stuart White (University of Oxford), Barbara Willenbacher (University of Hannover).
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