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Contact: B. Rose Huber
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Compensating the Dead

Caption: An early death constitutes a serious loss that should imply compensation to the deceased person. But how -- when the person is dead? A team of economists led by the Wilson School's Marc Fleurbaey argues that a "life well spent" might entail consuming more and working less earlier in life.

Credit: Ticiana Jardim Marini

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