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The Tal-Family Of Rules For Bankruptcy Problems

  • Antonio Villar Notario

    (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas)

  • Juan D. Moreno Ternero

    (Yale University)

This paper analyzes a family of solutions to bankruptcy problems that generalizes the Talmud rule (T) and encompasses both the constrained equal-awards rule (A) and the constrained equal-losses rule (L). We study the structural properties of this family of rules and provide a characterization result. That allows us to identify the distinctive features of these three reference rules, T, A, L.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2001-33.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:2001-33
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