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Explorations in the Economics of Intertemporal Asset Transfer in Roman Palestine

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  • P.V. Viswanath

    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

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    Following the Jewish Revolt and the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 CE, there were large-scale destabilizations of the Jewish population in Palestine. Information regarding economic decisions has always been available indirectly from Jewish and Roman legalistic material, though it has been insufficiently mined for economic insights. Furthermore, over the last forty years, new documentary material has become available from the second century. This note discusses some interesting aspects of how people managed to transfer resources over time in these turbulent times. Specifically, I look at two cases of asset transfer where the primary purpose was to transfer wealth over time. I explore the role of market frictions in both cases and make comparisons to present-day circumstances.

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    Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Microeconomics Working Papers with number 22404.

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    Keywords: Intertemporal asset transfer; market frictions; intergenerational transfer; Law; religion and economics.;

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    1. P. V. Viswanath, 2007. "The Use of Real Estate for the Settlement of Claims in Roman Palestine," Microeconomics Working Papers, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research 22399, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Goetzmann, William N. & Rouwenhorst, K. Geert (ed.), 2005. "The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, number 9780195175714, October.
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