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Characterization of solutions for bankruptcy problems

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  • Elvio Accinelli

    () (Facultad de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de san Luis Potosí. Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Leobardo Plata

    () (Facultad de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de san Luis Potosí.)

  • Joss Sánchez

    () (Facultad de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de san Luis Potosí.)

Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of solutions to bankruptcy problems from an axiomatic point of view. In particular, we provide characterizations of certain classes of solutions involving the properties of linearity, symmetry and efficiency. Furthermore, we show that there is a unique solution satisfying the previous axioms and inessentiality.

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  • Elvio Accinelli & Leobardo Plata & Joss Sánchez, 2011. "Characterization of solutions for bankruptcy problems," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1911, Department of Economics - dECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1911
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    Keywords

    Bankruptcy problems; axiomatic solutions.;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics

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