Robert K. Rasmussen

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

J. Thomas McCarthy Trustee Chair in Law and Political Science

699 Exposition Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071

United States

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1.

The End of Bankruptcy

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 173; Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-23
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Dec 2002
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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corporate reorganization, firm valuation, Chapter 11

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Four (or Five) Easy Lessons from Enron

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Dec 2002
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 1,419 (17,643)
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Control Rights, Priority Rights, and the Conceptual Foundations of Corporate Reorganizations

U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 121; Vanderbilt Law, Joe C. Davis Research Paper No. 01-5
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 May 2001
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 737 (44,390)
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Chapter 11, bankruptcy, equity receivership, reorganization

Control Rights, Priority Rights, and the Conceptual Foundations of Corporate Reorganizations

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Nov 2003
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Chapter 11, bankruptcy, equity receivership, reorganization

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Private Debt and the Missing Lever of Corporate Governance

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-08; U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 247
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Mar 2005
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 943 (32,080)
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Chapter 11 at Twilight

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 03-18; U Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 201
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Oct 2003
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 941 (32,170)
Citation 51

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Chapter 11, corporate reorganization

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Anti-Bankruptcy

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 119, p. 648, 2010, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C09-8, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 09-9, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 470
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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The Role of the IMF in Future Sovereign Debt Restructurings

USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS 13-6, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 13-19
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2014
University of Chicago Law School, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands, Center for Contract and Economic Organization, University of Virginia School of Law, Johns Hopkins University, Reykjavik University, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics
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International Monetary Fund, Sovereign Debt

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Behavioral Economics, the Economic Analysis of Bankruptcy Law and the Pricing of Credit

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Apr 2000
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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The Prime Directive

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-19, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-18, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 339
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Sep 2006
Robert K. Rasmussen and Douglas G. Baird
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 289 (137,039)
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The Prime Directive

University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2007, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 339, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-19, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-18
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Apr 2007
Douglas G. Baird and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Chicago Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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corporate law, corporate governance, separation of ownership and control, management incentives, executive compensation, corporate control

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Boyd's Legacy and Blackstone's Ghost

Vanderbilt Law Joe C. Davis Research Paper No. 99-8; and University of Chicago Law School John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 94
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 15 Feb 2000
Robert K. Rasmussen and Douglas G. Baird
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Chicago Law School
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Empirically Bankrupt

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-7, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-06
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 10 Apr 2006
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 339 (116,073)

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Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring

USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS17-13, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 17-11, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-24
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2017
Mitu Gulati and Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 335 (117,684)
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Puerto Rico, bankruptcy, sovereign debt, contract law, constitutional law

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Timing Matters: Promoting Forum Shopping by Insolvent Corporations

Northwestern Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 1357, 2000, Reprinted in: Corporate Practice Commentator, Vol. 42, p. 721, 2001, Vanderbilt Law School, Joe C. Davis Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 99-1
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 10 Feb 1999
Robert K. Rasmussen, Randall S. Thomas and Randall S. Thomas
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
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Lawyers, Law and Contract Formation

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 May 2000
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Integrating a Theory of the State into Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 Jun 2004
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 278 (143,392)
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Sovereign, debt, restructuring

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Governmental Intervention in an Economic Crisis

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 19, P. 7, 2016, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 16-33, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS16-31, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-30, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 345/2017
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2017
Robert K. Rasmussen and David A. Skeel
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Downloads 268 (148,804)
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financial or credit crisis, governmental intervention in financial markets, government rescue, ad hoc rescues, bailout, transparency, Federal Reserve, AIG, Chrysler, investment banking, Lehman Brothers, ex post oversight of bailouts and intervention, judicial review of crisis intervention

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Secured Credit, Control Rights and Options

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Jul 2004
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Bankruptcy, secured lenders

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Resolving Transnational Insolvencies Through Private Ordering

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Feb 2001
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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The Story of Case v. Los Angeles Lumber Products: Old Equity Holders and the Reorganized Corporation

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-08
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Apr 2007
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, absolute privity

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Whither the Race: A Comment on the Effects of the Delawarization of Corporate Reorganizations

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 54. p. 283, 2001, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 01-02
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 May 2001 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2017
Robert K. Rasmussen, Randall S. Thomas and Randall S. Thomas
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 183 (213,310)
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Where are All the Transnational Bankruptcies?: The Puzzling Case for Universalism

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Working Paper No. 07-13
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Apr 2007
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 161 (237,861)
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corporation reorganization, transnational insolvency

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'The End of Bankruptcy' Revisited

USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS 16-26, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-28
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Aug 2016
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Sovereign Debt Restructuring, Odious Debt, and the Politics of Debt Relief

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-14
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 May 2007
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 160 (239,110)

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bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, absolute privacy

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Puerto Rico: Of Capital Structures, Control Rights and Liquidity

The Capital Markets Law Journal, Forthcoming, USC CLASS Research Paper No. 16-1, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-1
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2016
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Taking Control Rights Seriously

166 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1 (2018), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS18-24, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 18-25
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2018
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 140 (266,581)

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Law Schools and the University

Syracuse Law Review, Forthcoming, USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 16-6
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Feb 2016
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 123 (294,076)

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On the Scope of Managerial Discretion

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Working Paper No. 07-12
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Apr 2007
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 115 (308,464)

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bankruptcy, corporate reorgannization, executive compensation

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COVID-19 Debt and Bankruptcy Infrastructure

Forthcoming, Yale Law Review Forum, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS21-42, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 21-42
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Sep 2021
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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29.

Creating a Calamity

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-18, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 06-17
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Sep 2006
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Lessons for Academic Leaders from Modern Restructuring Practice

92 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 233 (2018), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS 18-13, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 18-13
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Jun 2018
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Bounties For Errors: Market Testing Contracts

Harvard Business Law Review, Vol. 10, 2020, USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS20-5, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 20-5
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
Robert K. Rasmussen and Michael Simkovic
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 71 (416,391)

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contract, plain meaning, rule, standard, credit default swap, syndicated loan, covenant, hovnanian, engineered default, credit event, j.crew, collateral, basket, error-checking

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A New Approach to Transnational Insolvencies

Posted: 08 Apr 1997
Robert K. Rasmussen
University of Southern California Gould School of Law

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