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Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Sarah’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including trade, finance, inequality, and budget policies. Sarah is also a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of 20 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.
She serves on the Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). In 2009, this subcommittee carried out a review of the U.S. model bilateral investment treaty. 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 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.
Wall Street Bonuses and the Minimum Wage
March 12 - The New York financial industry's bonus pool exceeded the annual earnings of the more than 1 million Americans who work full-time at the federal minimum wage. Published in The New York Times and Marketwatch and Reuters and All In with Chris Hayes.
Celebrities, European Leaders Push for Final Deal on Wall Street Tax
February 19 - A new viral video with Andrew Lincoln of "The Walking Dead" is one more setback for financial industry lobbyists fighting a financial transaction tax. Published in Bill Moyers.
Harry Potter, Walking Dead Celebrities Team Up to Promote Wall Street Tax
February 18 - Some of Europe’s biggest film stars promote a financial transaction tax, which Wall Street lobbyists and their European counterparts fiercely oppose.