Web Resource: Bankruptcy and Insolvency in History
The University of Birmingham Business School has launched a new website on « Re-Doing Business: Bankruptcy and Insolvency in History, Theory, and Policy-Making. »
According to the website,
this project offers an alternative approach to the study of insolvency and bankruptcy. The aim is to forge a network of European scholars to analyse these issues with an approach that has three important elements of originality: a long-term view, a comparative perspective, and a focus on practices and enforcement mechanisms rather than simply on formal features of legislation.
This website is designed to act as an information hub for anybody interested in these issues, by providing up-dated links and original material on four areas: the « doing business » report; legislative changes in various countries; the economic literature on insolvency and bankruptcy; and the history of bankruptcy and insolvency. The project is a combined effort by scholars at the University of Birmingham, the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the Università degli Studi di Siena, and the Université Paris Ouest, Nanterre – La Défense, with support from the Leverhulme Trust.
For further information regarding this research project, please contact Paolo Di Martino.