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Défaut de paiement stratégique et loi sur les défaillances d'entreprises
[Strategic default and bankruptcy law]

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  • Chopard, Bertrand
  • Langlais, Eric

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We compare the influence of bankruptcy law on the risk of default and the rate of liquidation by banks. We show that it depends on whether it is pro-creditors or pro-debtors oriented, and on the intensity of competition between banks. Then , we analyse the various tools at the disposal of public authority in order to accomdate the transition from a pro-creditors regime to a pro-debtors one. In a sense, our results suggest that there may exist a kind of consistency between the aims assigned to law, the orientation of bankruptcy law and the level of competition in the banking system.

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  • Chopard, Bertrand & Langlais, Eric, 2009. "Défaut de paiement stratégique et loi sur les défaillances d'entreprises
    [Strategic default and bankruptcy law]
    ," MPRA Paper 14366, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:14366
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    Keywords

    default risk; law & finance; bankruptcy law;

    JEL classification:

    • K2 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law
    • K3 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • K1 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation
    • G0 - Financial Economics - - General
    • D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance

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