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Two New Measures of Bankruptcy Efficiency

  • Morten Balling
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Registered editor(s):
  • Ricardo Brogi
  • Paolo Santella

This study is aimed at developing new empirical models for evaluating the efficiency of bankruptcy legislations. The paper is divided in three parts. In the first part, we analyze from a conceptual point of view the effects on debtor firms of the lack of creditors' powers in bankruptcy. In the second part, we develop a new rating method for bankruptcy legislations according to their degree of creditors protection and apply it to five European countries. In the third part, we introduce a new approach for empirically estimating the efficiency of bankruptcy legislation based on the cost of banking credit and we test it on the Italian case. In particular, the unprecedented tool being used in the third section consists of the New Basel Capital Accord, i.e. the capital adequacy regulatory framework that is about to be put into effect as of the end of 2006.

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This book is provided by SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum in its series SUERF Studies with number 2004/6 and published in 2004.
ISBN: 978-3-902109-25-5
Handle: RePEc:erf:erfstu:33
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  1. Rolf Skog, 1997. "Does Sweden Need a Mandatory Bid Rule? - A Critical Analysis," SUERF Studies, SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum, number 2 edited by Morten Balling, November.
  2. Cem Karacadag & Michael W. Taylor, 2000. "The New Capital Adequacy Framework - Institutional Constraints and Incentive Structures," SUERF Studies, SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum, number 8 edited by Morten Balling, November.
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