Faculty Notes: October 2010

Department of Management and International Business Malcolm Gladwell frequently refers to research by Aya Chacar, associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow, in his article in The New Yorker titled “Talent Grab.” The references were to her co-authored paper, “Institutional Settings and Rent Appropriation by Knowledge Based Employees: The Case of Major League Baseball,” […]

Depressed asset values may offer good opportunity for estate planning.

When President Barack Obama submitted his budget blueprint to Congress on February 26, 2009, within its 140 pages appeared the administration’s proposal for estate taxes. If approved, the budget would freeze the estate tax exemption at the current level—$3.5 million per person, with the maximum tax rate of 45%—from 2010 on. According to Blaise M. […]