Professor Lois R. Lupica was recently awarded a competitive grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Social, Behavioral and Economic Division, to conduct her Consumer Financial Distress Research Study.
The NSF application was part of a Collaborative Research Proposal, submitted by Professor Lupica, Professor Jim Greiner of Harvard Law School and Professor Dalié Jiménez of University of Connecticut Law School. The Study has also received funding commitments from the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund, and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Endowment for Education.
The three Principal Investigators and students from all three law schools have been working on the Study for the past two and a half years. The field operation of the Pilot Study is expected to launch in early 2015.