PublicationsProfessor Block-Lieb has written numerous law review and other articles on topics related to consumer bankruptcy and consumer education, including: The Myth of the Rational Borrower: Rationality, Behaviorism, and the Misguided “Reform” of Bankruptcy Law, 84 TEX. L. REV. 1481 (2006)(with Ted Janger); Consumer Credit Card Use: The Roles of Creditor Disclosure and Anticipated Emotion, 13 J. EXPER. PSYCH. APPL. 32 (2007)(with Richard L. Wiener, Michael L. Holtje, Ryan Winter, Jasone A. Cantone and Karen Gross); Psychology and the BAPCPA Act of 2005: Enhanced Disclosure and Emotion, 71 MO. L. REV. 1003(2007)(with Richard L. Wiener, Michael L. Holtje, Ryan Winter, Jasone A. Cantone and Karen Gross); Empty Mandate or Opportunity for Innovation? Pre-Petition Credit Counseling and Post-Petition Financial Management Education, 13 A.B.I. L. REV. 549 (2006)(with Karen Gross); Unwrapping Assumptions: Applying Social Analytic Jurisprudence to Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Policy, 79 AM. BANKR. L. J. 453 (2005)(with Richard L. Wiener, Karen Gross and Corinne Baron-Donovan); Debtor Education, Financial Literacy, and Pending Bankruptcy Legislation, 23 BEHAV. SCI. & L. 347 (2005)(with Richard L. Wiener, Corinne Baron-Donovan and Karen Gross); Financial Literacy Teacher Training: A Multiple-Measure Evaluation, 16 FIN. COUNS. & PLAN. 63 (2005)(with Corinne Baron-Donovan, Richard L. Wiener and Karen Gross); The Coalition for Consumer Bankruptcy Debtor Education: A Report on its Pilot Program, 21 EMORY BANKR. DEV. J. 203 (2004)(with Corinne Baron-Donovan, Karen Gross and Richard L. Wiener); Mandatory Protections and Veiled Punishment: Debtor Education in H.R. 975, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, 69 BROOKLYN L. REV. 425 (2003); Lessons From the Trenches: Debtor Education in Theory and Practice, 7 FORDHAM J. CORP. & FIN. L. 503 (2002)(co-authored with Karen Gross and Richard L. Wiener.
She has also written articles on lawmaking, focusing most recently on the production of global commercial law by UNCITRAL, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. These articles include: Harmonization and Modernization in UNCITRAL’s Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law, 42 TEX. INT’L L. J. 475 (with Terence Halliday)(2007); Incrementalisms and Global Lawmaking, 32 BROOKLYN INT’L L. J. 851 (with Terence Halliday)(2007); The Logic and Limits of Contract Bankruptcy, 2001 ILL. L. REV. 503; The Politics of Privatizing Business Bankruptcy Law, 74 AM. BANKR. L. J. 77 (2000); Congress’s Temptation to Defect: A Political and Economic Theory of Financial Common Pool Resolutions, 39 ARIZ. L. REV. 801 (1997); The Unsecured Creditor's Bargain -- A Reply, 80 VA. L. REV. 1989 (1994).