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IPS Global Economy Project Director Sarah Anderson's current work includes research, writing, and networking on issues related to the impact of international trade, finance, and investment policies on inequality, sustainability, and human rights. Sarah is also a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of 16 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.
In 2009, she served on an advisory committee to the Obama administration on bilateral investment treaties. In 2000, she served on the staff of the bipartisan International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission (“Meltzer Commission”), commissioned by the U.S. Congress to evaluate the World Bank and IMF. Sarah is also a board member of Jubilee USA Network and a co-author of the books Field Guide to the Global Economy (New Press, 2nd edition, 2005) and Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, 2nd edition, 2004).
Prior to coming to IPS in 1992, Sarah was a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (1989-1992) and an editor for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (1988). She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The American University and a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Fast Food Corporations "Exploiting Workers and Taxpayers"
December 5 - Sarah Anderson, author of new report "Fast-food CEOs Rake in Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay," reveals how taxpayers are funding both the bottom and top of the fast food industry on Democracy Now!
November 19 - In the current budget debate, the loudest calls for Social Security cuts are coming from two lobby groups led by CEOs who will never have to worry about their own retirement security. Published in The Nation.
SEC Issues Strong Rule on CEO-Worker Pay Gaps
September 18 - IPS executive compensation experts available to comment on SEC rule released today.