A window on the world of big-case bankruptcy.
What is the BRD?
The UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database (BRD) is a data collection, data linking, and data dissemination project of the UCLA School of Law. The BRD's mission is to promote bankruptcy research by making bankruptcy data available to academic researchers throughout the world.
The BRD contains data on all of the more than one-thousand large public companies that have filed bankruptcy cases since October 1, 1979. We consider a company "public" if it filed an Annual Report (form 10-K or form 10) with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a year ending not less than three years prior to the filing of the bankruptcy case. We consider a company "large" if that Annual Report reported assets worth $100 million or more, measured in 1980 dollars (about $287 million in current dollars). Coverage includes cases filed under Chapter 7 and Chapter 11, whether filed by the debtors or creditors. We update most of our data monthly.
The BRD Data.
The BRD consists of five sets of data:
Another Record Year for the BRD
Since we began distributing the BRD in 1994, scholars have published 202 studies and Ph.D. candidates have submitted 47 dissertations based in whole or in part on BRD data. Our annual count of publications and dissertations shows that 2015 was our best year yet, with 26 publications and nine dissertations.
Lists of the publications and dissertations included in the count are at http://lopucki.law.ucla.edu/published_research.htm. We don’t always find every publication or dissertation. If we missed yours, please let us know and we will be delighted to add it. We appreciate the continuing support of the academic community!
The BRD has been supported by grants from these organizations:
In funding the Success Modeling Project, these organizations do not endorse or express any opinion about the approach used by the project, or any conclusions, opinions, or report of any research results expressed in or disseminated by the project.
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