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New Characterizations of Old Bankruptcy Rules

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This paper presents axiomatic characterizations of two bankruptcy rules disscused in Jewish legal literature: the Constrained Equal Awards rule and the Contested Garment principle (the latter is defined only for two-creditor problems.) A major property in these characterizations is independence of irrelevant claims, which requires that if an individual claim exceeds the total to be allocated the excess claim should be considered irrelevant.

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  • Nir Dagan, 1996. "New Characterizations of Old Bankruptcy Rules," Economic theory and game theory 002, Nir Dagan.
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