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About Anna Gelpern

Professor Gelpern’s research explores the legal and policy implications of international capital flows. She has published articles on debt, development, and financial globalization. Her articles were selected for presentation at the Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum in 2007 and 2009. She has contributed to international initiatives on financial reform and sovereign borrowing, most recently as part of the Second Warwick Commission and as an expert for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Professor Gelpern is a visiting fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and, before joining the WCL faculty, was an Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs. She was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2002-2003. Between 1996 and 2002, she served in legal and policy positions at the U.S. Treasury Department, where she focused on international debt and development issues, international financial institutions, and managing financial crises. She practiced with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and London, advising governments and private sector clients on debt restructuring, investment, and other cross-border financial transactions.



Research Interests

International Finance and International Debt and Development

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American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Office: Room 352
Phone: 202-274-4407

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