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Consumer Bankruptcy


Todd J. Zywicki


George Mason University School of Law; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center


George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-09
Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Forthcoming

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This is the entry for "Consumer Bankruptcy, Doctrinal Issues In" in the Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives. This entry provides a summary and overview of the law and policy of consumer bankruptcy. First, it summarizes the American bankruptcy law legal regime. Second, it explores the competing hypotheses for the rise in bankruptcy filings during the past three decades, contrasting the "traditional" or "distress" model of consumer bankruptcy with the "incentives" or economic model. Third, it describes the recent amendments to the American consumer bankruptcy regime. Finally, it provides a comparative view of consumer bankruptcy law by comparing the American system and trends in American bankruptcy law and policy with Europe and other areas of the world.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

Keywords: Consumer bankruptcy, comparative consumer bankruptcy law

JEL Classification: K00, K20, K35

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Date posted: February 1, 2007  

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Zywicki, Todd J., Consumer Bankruptcy. George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-09; Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=960822

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