Two New Measures of Bankruptcy Efficiency
BROGI-SANTELLA Law and Economics Working Paper No. 1
55 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2003
Date Written: May 2003
This study is aimed at developing new empirical models for evaluating the efficiency of bankruptcy and creditor protection legislations.
The paper is divided in three parts. In the first part, we analyze from a conceptual point of view the effects on debtor firms of the lack of creditors' powers in bankruptcy. In the second part, we develop a new rating method for bankruptcy legislations according to their degree of creditor protection and apply it to five European countries. In the third part, we introduce a new approach for empirically estimating the efficiency of bankruptcy legislation based on the cost of banking credit and we test it on the Italian case.
Keywords: Bankuptcy, insolvency, corporate governance, banking, regulation efficiency
JEL Classification: G33
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