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A proportional approach to bankruptcy. Problems with a guaranteed minimum

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  • José M. Jiménez Gómez

    (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena)

  • Josep Enric Peris Ferrando

    (Universidad de Alicante)

Abstract

In a distribution problem, and specifically in bankruptcy issues, the Proportional (P) and theEgalitarian (EA) divisions are two of the most popular ways to resolve the conflict. TheConstrained Equal Awards rule (CEA) is introduced in bankruptcy literature to ensure that noagent receives more than her claim, a problem that can arise when using the egalitarian division.We propose an alternative modification, by using a convex combination of P and EA. Therecursive application of this new rule finishes at the CEA rule. Our proposal ensures a minimumamount to each agent, and distributes the remaining estate in a proportional way.

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  • José M. Jiménez Gómez & Josep Enric Peris Ferrando, 2012. "A proportional approach to bankruptcy. Problems with a guaranteed minimum," Working Papers. Serie AD 2012-11, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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    Keywords

    Bankruptcy problems; Proportional rule; Equal Awards; Convex combination of rules; Lorenz dominance.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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