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L’effacement des dettes des particuliers surendettés : Une étude empirique des décisions judiciaires

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  • Régis Blazy
  • Bertrand Chopard
  • Eric Langlais
  • Ydriss Ziane

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In this paper, we explore the mechanisms employed by the French judges while discharging personal debts in exchange for liquidation of debtors' assets. Our empirical results highlight the determinants of judicial selection between debtors whose debts are wiped out and those who have to reimburse them. These empirical results help us to understand better how much French personal bankruptcy law is rather pro creditor than pro debtor.

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Paper provided by University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX in its series EconomiX Working Papers with number 2012-10.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2012-10

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Keywords: personal bankruptcy; courts; debt restructurings;

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  1. Ethan Cohen-Cole & Burcu Duygan-Bump & Judit Montoriol-Garriga, 2009. "Forgive and forget: who gets credit after bankruptcy and why?," Risk and Policy Analysis Unit Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston QAU09-2, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
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