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The Proportional Rule for Multi-Issue Bankruptcy Problems

  • Juan D. Moreno-Ternero


    (U. de Málaga, Universidad Pablo de Olavide y CORE, Universit´e catholique de Louvain)

We investigate how to extend bankruptcy rules to the more general setting in which agents' claims may refer to di erent issues. We consider two natural procedures and show that, among all bankruptcy rules, the proportional rule is the only one whose extensions according to the two procedures yield the same outcomes.

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Paper provided by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 09.11.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:09.11
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