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Resolution of Financial Distress : An International Perspective on the Design of Bankruptcy Laws

  • Stijn Claesens
  • Simeon Djankov
  • Ashoka Mody

The institutions of bankruptcy have been at the center of the great economic events of the last decade, ranging from the Asian economic crisis, to the transition from socialism to capitalism. Our understanding of the economic, and legal structure of these institutions, as well as of their impact on economic development, has advanced considerably during this period as well. This study provides valuable information on the advances for resolution of financial distress, through theoretical studies, historical data, and evidence from recent worldwide experiences. It illustrates the possibilities, and methods of beneficial legal reform of bankruptcy procedures, as well as the pitfalls of misguided political action. The study is a timely, and valuable resource for economists, lawyers, and all others interested in institutional reform in emerging financial markets.

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 14029 and published in 2001-05.
ISBN: 0-8213-4906-6
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:14029
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  4. Rafael La Porta & Florencio Lopez-deSilanes & Andrei Shleifer & Robert W. Vishny, 1999. "Investor Protection: Origins, Consequences, and Reform," NBER Working Papers 7428, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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