New Characterizations of Old Bankruptcy Rules
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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|Publication status:||Published in Social Choice and Welfare 13:51-59 (1996)|
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- Dagan, Nir & Volij, Oscar, 1993.
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