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The Law and Economics of Marriage Contracts


Ian Smith


University of St. Andrews - School of Management


Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 17, pp. 201-226, April 2003

Abstract:     
Growth in property ownership has raised the stakes in the distribution of financial assets on divorce. Given high risks of marital failure, this has stimulated the demand for private ordering through enforceable marriage contracts. This paper surveys the existing law and economics literature and legal practice to consider the state of knowledge on the economic theory, scope and limits of written nuptial agreements.

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Date posted: June 30, 2003  

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Smith, Ian, The Law and Economics of Marriage Contracts. Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 17, pp. 201-226, April 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=416650

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