Graduation Year

Fall 2012

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Economics-Accounting

Reader 1

Douglas McEachern

Reader 2

Gregory Hess

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Abstract

This paper discusses the rise of carried interest in investment partnerships and its controversial tax treatment; it looks into the history of private equity as well as recent literature in determining whether its current treatment is justified, and moreover, suggests further considerations with regards to the matter.

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