A window on the world of big-case bankruptcy.
We need your help to remain in operation.
For more than 20 years, the mission of the BRD has been to furnish data on large, public company bankruptcies to academic researchers free of charge. Circumstances have forced us to choose between charging for the data and not furnishing the data at all. We chose the former. The changes will apply only to the Cases table. Our online data and tools will continue to be available free.
If you received a free copy of the Cases table within the past year, you are eligible for the update price:
User fees alone will not be sufficient to enable us to survive. We also need sponsors.
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:
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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