Kaplow, Louis 1956-

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KAPLOW, Louis 1956-

PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1956, in Chicago, IL; married Jody Ellen Forchheimer (an attorney), July 11, 1982; children: Irene Miriam, Leah Rayna. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Northwestern University, B.A. (with distinction), 1977; Harvard University, A.M. and J.D. (magna cum laude), both 1981, Ph.D., 1987. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Home—19 Thatcher St., No. 4, Brookline, MA 02446. Offıce—Hauser 322, Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

CAREER: U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, law clerk, 1981-82; Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, MA, assistant professor, 1982-87, professor, 1987—, associate dean for research, 1989-91, associate director of John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business. National Bureau of Economic Research, research associate; consultant to Antitrust Division of U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and State of Israel.

MEMBER: American Economic Association, National Tax Association, American Law and Economics Association (board member, 1995-97, 2002—), American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


(With Phillip Areeda) Antitrust Analysis, Little, Brown and Co. (Boston, MA), c. 1991, 6th edition, Aspen Publishers (New York, NY), 2004.

(With Steven Shavell) Fairness versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principle, Preferences, and Distributive Justice, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Tax Policy in the Real World, edited by Slemrod, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1999; Rethinking Estate and Gift Taxation, edited by Gale, Hines, and Slemrod, Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), 2001; Inequality and Tax Policy, edited by Hassett and Hubbard, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (Washington, DC), 2001; and Handbook of Public Economics, edited by Auerbach and Feldstein, Elsevier, 2002. Contributor to academic journals, including Yale Law Journal, Journal of Political Economy, American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Journal of Legal Studies. Member of editorial board, International Review of Law and Economics, 1990-99, Journal of Public Economics, National Tax Journal, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and Legal Theory. Former managing editor of Harvard Law Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Income Distribution and the Tax System; Social Welfare and Distributive Justice.



Yale Law Journal, April, 2003, Jules L. Coleman, review of Fairness versus Welfare: Notes on the Pareto Principle, Preferences, and Distributive Justice, p. 1511.