« Bankruptcy's Balzac | Main | It Comes, It Goes... »

Rashmi Dyal-Chand on Human Capital

posted by Buce

Some readers of Credit Slips will be at the convention of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington ( I will not). Those who are will be well requited to drop by and give an ear to Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand (Northeastern) as she presents her paper, “Human Worth as Collateral,” the winner of this year’s scholarly papers competition. Students of mine will tell you the topic has become something of a hobby-horse of mine (although I may not have anything useful to say about it). Professor Dyal-Chand makes an ambitious foray into the field, examining “two modern examples…at geographical, economic and cultural extremes”—middle-class First  World consumer lending and Third World micro-lending. I have a lot of concerns about this paper which aren’t well enough thought out yet for prime time—suffice to say I think she may be conflating human-capital lending with character lending, and perhaps underrating the extent to which lenders understand what they were doing in this area.  But no matter; it is a brave beginning on a topic whose time is, perhaps, overdue. I’m sorry I won’t be around to listen to the discussion. Professor Dyal-Chand will present Thursday (January 4) from 4 to 545p, in the Hoover Room on the Mezzanine Level of the Marriott  Wardman Park.


The comments to this entry are closed.


Current Guests

Follow Us On Twitter

Like Us on Facebook

  • Like Us on Facebook

    By "Liking" us on Facebook, you will receive excerpts of our posts in your Facebook news feed. (If you change your mind, you can undo it later.) Note that this is different than "Liking" our Facebook page, although a "Like" in either place will get you Credit Slips post on your Facebook news feed.



  • As a public service, the University of Illinois College of Law operates Bankr-L, an e-mail list on which bankruptcy professionals can exchange information. Bankr-L is administered by one of the Credit Slips bloggers, Professor Robert M. Lawless of the University of Illinois. Although Bankr-L is a free service, membership is limited only to persons with a professional connection to the bankruptcy field (e.g., lawyer, accountant, academic, judge). To request a subscription on Bankr-L, click here to visit the page for the list and then click on the link for "Subscribe." After completing the information there, please also send an e-mail to Professor Lawless ([email protected]) with a short description of your professional connection to bankruptcy. A link to a URL with a professional bio or other identifying information would be great.