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Page 25 / De iure September 2018 Abigail Faust Sunny Kalev Noa Kwartaz Avraham Recipient of the Gutwirth Foundation Scholarship Recipient of the Wolf Foundation Scholarship Recipient of the Colton Scholarship Title: Why Bankruptcy Gets No Credit: The Relation Between Consumer Credit Law and Bankruptcy Law in the U.S., 1968-2010. Title: Adolescent’s privacy in the eyes of parents and teenagers: protection, disclosure, supervision and monitoring in the digital age. Description: In recent decades, a growing body of research depicts a close relationship between consumer credit and personal bankruptcy as social and economic phenomena. Yet, since consumer credit law and bankruptcy law are considered independent regulatory realms, legislative reforms in each field have developed separately. By closely analyzing Congressional hearings on consumer credit and consumer bankruptcy reform in the 1968-2010 period, Faust’s research explores how the knowledge about the relation between the two realms affects normative discourse and legislative design in each realm, and how the separation between the realms affects the legislature’s ability to create coherent and effective legislation.   Supervisors: Prof. Ron Harris and Prof. Roy Kreitner. Abigail says: “I am deeply moved and grateful for the scholarship. Historical research is, by nature, an extensive process, and the scholarship has afforded me with considerably more time to dedicate to research.” Description: Kalev’s study examines the issue of youth privacy within the family in the 21st century and in the online context, focusing on two main aspects: parents’ use of surveillance technologies to monitor their adolescent children, and parents’ exposure of data regarding their children on social media. The study examines, through interviews, the practices and attitudes of parents and adolescents on the issue. The research seeks to conceptualize the issue from a theoretical point of view, to analyze it from a normative perspective, and to examine the role of law in that context. Supervisor: Prof. Michael Birnhack. Sunny says: “I am honored to receive the prize. Writing a doctorate dissertation is a long and complex personal process and it’s always nice to get recognition and know that others see value in your research, especially when it’s such a prestigious prize. Beyond the personal aspect, it is important to me that the issue of children’s privacy will receive public awareness, and receiving the prize is an important step in this respect.” Title: Primary Legislation and the Knesset: Changing Perspectives on the Israeli Welfare State”. Description: Kwartaz’s research examines the legislative work of the Knesset through a period of major changes in the character of the modern state: the rise of the administrative welfare state, its relative decline and the gradual rise of the regulatory state. She looks at whether a shift in power has occurred in the way the different legislative players operate within the Knesset: the individual MK, the political party, the coalition and the opposition, and if such use of authority affects the content of the Knesset’s legislation. Supervisors: Prof. Neta Ziv and Dr. Tamar Kricheli-Katz. Noa says: “I am delighted and honoured to receive the scholarship, and grateful to the Colton family for their vote of confidence in my research.”