Frederic Helsen is a PhD researcher at the Institute for Commercial and Insolvency law at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research focuses on the economic analysis of bankruptcy and security interests law and more specifically, how security interests can be used to mitigate the credit rationing caused by adverse selection and moral hazard in the credit market. Frederic was a Fellow of Fulbright, the Belgian American Educational Foundation and the Research Foundation Flanders at Harvard Law School from 2014 to 2015 and UC Berkeley Law School in 2015. He has conducted research in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany, and the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. He has also published on Bankruptcy Law, Law and Economics, Family Property and Land Lease Law in both Belgian and international journals.