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Anna Gelpern


Areas of Expertise

  • Debt
  • Debt Relief
  • Financial Crises
  • Financial Regulation
  • International Law
  • Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Anna Gelpern

Anna Gelpern, nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, is professor of law at Georgetown University. She writes about financial integration, government debt, and regulation, and coauthored the leading law textbook on international finance. She has contributed to international initiatives on financial reform and sovereign borrowing, most recently as an expert for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. She is a fellow at the George Washington University Center for Law, Economics & Finance. She has held faculty appointments at the American University Washington College of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and the Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs, and visiting appointments at Harvard Law School and University of Pennsylvania School of Law. She was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, served in legal and policy positions at the US Treasury Department, and practiced with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and London. She earned an AB from Princeton University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.