NTU-bankruptcy problems: consistency and the relative adjustment principle

Bas Dietzenbacher*, Peter Borm, Arantza Estevez-Fernandez

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This paper axiomatically studies bankruptcy problems with nontransferable utility by focusing on generalizations of consistency and the contested garment principle. On the one hand, we discuss several consistency notions and introduce the class of parametric bankruptcy rules which contains the proportional rule, the constrained relative equal awards rule, and the constrained relative equal losses rule. On the other hand, we introduce the class of adjusted bankruptcy rules and characterize the relative adjustment principle by truncation invariance, minimal rights first, and a weak form of relative symmetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-122
Number of pages22
JournalReview of Economic Design
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

JEL classifications

  • c79 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory: Other
  • d63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
  • d74 - "Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances"


  • NTU-bankruptcy problems
  • consistency
  • relative adjustment principle
  • parametric bankruptcy rules
  • adjusted bankruptcy rules

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