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Faculty name: Anna Gelpern

Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (West Academic 22nd ed. forthcoming 2018).   
  • Anna Gelpern, Domestic Bonds and Alien Comforts, Vand. J. Transnat'l L. (forthcoming).   


  • Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 21st ed. 2016).   
  • Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Law and Regulation (Beijing: China Law Press 2015) (Chinese translation).   
  • Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 20th ed. 2014).   
  • Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Law and Regulation (London: Sweet & Maxwell 3rd ed. 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (New York: Foundation Press 18th ed. 2011).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Anna Gelpern, Paolo Colla & Mitu Gulati, The Puzzle of PDVSA Bond Prices, 12 Cap. Mkts. L.J. 66-77 (2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Anna Gelpern, Cinderella Sovereignty, 67 Duke L.J. Online 65 (2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Courts and Sovereigns in the Pari Passu Goldmines, 11 Cap. Mkts. L.J. 251-277 (2016).    [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Sovereign Debt: Now What?, 41 Yale J. Int'l L. Online (Special Edition) 45-95 (2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern & Erik F. Gerding, Inside Safe Assets, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 363-421 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern & Erik F. Gerding, Private and Public Ordering in Safe Asset Markets, 10 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 97-127 (2015).    [W] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Common Capital: A Thought Experiment in Cross-Border Resolution, 49 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355-383 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Anna Gelpern & W. Mark C. Weidemaier, Injunctions in Sovereign Debt Litigation, 31 Yale J. on Reg. 189-218 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Anna Gelpern, Russia's Contract Arbitrage, 9 Cap. Mkts. L.J. 308-326 (2014).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Anna Gelpern, A Skeptic's Case for Sovereign Bankruptcy, 50 Hous. L. Rev. 1095-1127 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Contract Hope and Sovereign Redemption, 8 Cap. Mkts. L.J. 132-148 (2013).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Anna Gelpern & Mitu Gulati, The Wonder-clause, 41 J. Comp. Econ. 367-385 (2013).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Anna Gelpern, Bankruptcy, Backwards: The Problem of Quasi-Sovereign Debt, 121 Yale L.J. 888-942 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern & Mitu Gulati, CDS Zombies, 13 Eur. Bus. Org. L. Rev. 347-390 (2012).   
  • Anna Gelpern, Sovereignty, Accountability, and the Wealth Fund Governance Conundrum, 1 Asian J. Int'l L. 289-320 (2011).   
  • Anna Gelpern, Financial Stability Is a Volume Business: A Comment on the Legal Infrastructure of Ex Post Consumer Debtor Protections, 38 Fordham Urb. L.J. 767-773 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern & Mitu Gulati, Foreword: Of Lawyers, Leaders, and Returning Riddles in Sovereign Debt, 73 Law & Contemp. Probs. i-xii (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern & Kevin E. Davis, Peer-to-Peer Financing for Development: Regulating the Intermediaries, 42 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 1209-1268 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Commentary, 51 Ariz. L. Rev. 57-74 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern & Mitu Gulati, Feel-Good Formalism, 35 Queen's L.J. 97-116 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Anna Gelpern, Financial Crisis Containment, 41 Conn. L. Rev. 1051-1106 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern & Mitu Gulati, Innovation After the Revolution: Foreign Sovereign Bond Contracts Since 2003, 4 Cap. Mkts. L.J. 85-103 (2009).    [SSRN]
  • Anna Gelpern & Adam Levitin, Rewriting Frankenstein Contracts: Workout Prohibitions in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities, 82 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1075-1152 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Domestic Bonds, Credit Derivatives, and the Next Transformation of Sovereign Debt, 83 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 147-178 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Odious, Not Debt, 70 Law & Contemp. Probs. 81-114 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Wal-Mart Bank in Mexico: Money to the Masses and the Home-Host Hole, 39 Conn. L. Rev. 1513-1538 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Anna Gelpern & Brad Setser, Pathways Through Financial Crisis: Argentina, 12 Global Governance 465-487 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Anna Gelpern & Mitu Gulati, Public Symbol in Private Contract: A Case Study, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1627-1715 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, What Iraq and Argentina Might Learn from Each Other, 6 Chi. J. Int'l L. 391-414 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Anna Gelpern, Building a Better Seating Chart for Sovereign Restructurings, 53 Emory L.J. 1115-1157 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Anna Gelpern & Brad Setser, Domestic and External Debt: The Doomed Quest for Equal Treatment, 35 Geo. J. Int'l L. 795-814 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Anna Gelpern, Systemic Corporate and Bank Restructuring in Financial Crisis, 34 Int'l Law. 223-230 (2000).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Anna Gelpern, The Importance of Being Standard, in ESCB Legal Conference 2016, at 23-45 (Frankfurt, Ger.: European Central Bank 2017).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Ben Heller & Brad Setser, Count the Limbs: Designing Robust Aggregation Clauses in Sovereign Bonds, in Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises 109-143 (Martin Guzman, José Antonio Ocampo & Joseph E. Stiglitz eds., New York: Columbia University Press 2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Anna Gelpern, Financial Services, in Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Assessment 171-184 (Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs & Jeffrey J. Schott eds., Wash., D.C.: Peterson Institute for International Economics 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Anna Gelpern & Erik F. Gerding, Rethinking the Law in "Safe Assets", in Reconceptualising Global Finance and Its Regulation 159-189 (Ross P. Buckley, Emilios Avgouleas & Douglas A. Arner eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2016).   
  • Anna Gelpern, W. Mark C. Weidemaier & Mitu Gulati, When Governments Write Contracts: Policy and Expertise in Sovereign Debt Markets, in Contractual Knowledge: One Hundred Years of Legal Experimentation in Global Markets 92-117 (Grégoire Mallard & Jérôme Sgard eds., Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Anna Gelpern, Sovereign Debt and Banking Crises: An 'Arial View', in Sovereign Debt Management 205-217 (Rosa M. Lastra & Lee Buchheit eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014).    [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Anna Gelpern, Hard, Soft, and Embedded: Implementing Principles on Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing, in Sovereign Financing and International Law: The UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing 347-382 (Carlos Espósito, Yuefen Li & Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Anna Gelpern, Financial Regulation, Entry, in International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home 181-188 (Susan J. Smith ed., Amsterdam, Neth.: Elsevier 2012).   
  • Anna Gelpern, Reconciling Sovereignty, Accountability, and Transparency in Sovereign Wealth Funds, in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-term Investing 205-208 (Patrick Bolton, Frederic Samana & Joseph E. Stiglitz eds., New York: Columbia University Press 2012).   

Congressional Testimony

  • Lessons from the IMF’s Bailout of Greece: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Monetary Policy & Trade of the H. Comm. on Fin. Servs., 115th Cong., May 18, 2017 (Statement of Anna Gelpern) (CIS No.: Pending).    [WWW]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Anna Gelpern, See. Spot. Catch. Frisbee. (...Or Behold the Simple Elegance of Bank Capital, Upside-down), JOTWELL, Sept. 8, 2016 (reviewing Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Top-Down Bank Capital Regulation, 55 Washburn L.J. 327 (2016)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Debt, Detroit, Democracy, JOTWELL, Oct. 28, 2015 (reviewing Melissa B. Jacoby, Federalism Form and Function in the Detroit Bankruptcy, 33 Yale J. on Reg. (forthcoming 2016)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage, JOTWELL, Oct. 29, 2014 (reviewing Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Sovereign Damage Control, (Peterson Inst. Int'l Econ., Policy Brief No. 13-12, 2013).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Stress Renaissance, JOTWELL, Sept. 5, 2013 (reviewing Robert F. Weber, A Theory of Stress Testing of Financial Institutions as a Deliberative Exercise, University of Tulsa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20013-01 (June 2013)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Write Contracts, JOTWELL, Sept. 17, 2012 (reviewing Mark Weidemaier, Robert Scott, & Mitu Gulati, Origin Myths, Contracts, and the Hunt for Pari Passu, L. & Soc. Inquiry (forthcoming 2012)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, Banks, Governments and Debt Crises, Great Decisions, 2011, at 49-54.   
  • Anna Gelpern, Vision and Loss, JOTWELL, Sept. 23, 2011 (reviewing Sarah P. Woo, Regulatory Bankruptcy: How Bank Regulation Causes Firesales, 100 Geo. L.J. __ (forthcoming)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, August Thoughts on Central Banking, JOTWELL, Sept. 7, 2010 (reviewing Jeffrey Sklansky, The Moneylender as Magistrate: Nicholas Biddle and the Ideological Origins of Central Banking in the United States, 11 Theoretical Inq. L. 319 (2010)).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Anna Gelpern, What Bond Markets Can Learn from Argentina, Int'l Fin. L. Rev., Apr. 2005, at 19-24.    [HEIN]
  • Anna Gelpern, How Collective Action Is Changing Sovereign Debt, Int'l Fin. L. Rev., May 2003, at 19-23.    [HEIN]

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