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Merging and Going Bankrupt: A Neutral Solution

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  • Alcalde, Jose
  • Marco-Gil, María del Carmen
  • Silva, José A.

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As it is known, there is no rule satisfying Additivity in the complete domain of bankruptcy problems. This paper proposes a notion of partial Additivity in this context, to be called m-additivity. We find that m-additivity, together with two quite compelling axioms, anonymity and continuity, identify the Minimal Overlap rule, introduced by Neill (1982).

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  • Alcalde, Jose & Marco-Gil, María del Carmen & Silva, José A., 2010. "Merging and Going Bankrupt: A Neutral Solution," MPRA Paper 28339, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Bankruptcy Problems; Additivity; Minimal Overlap Rule;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games

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