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Sarah Anderson
Global Economy

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Global Economy

Sarah Anderson

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.

Recent Work

How Highly Paid CEOs Rip Off Their Companies and the Public Via Fraud and Walk Away With Their Pockets Bulging
August 30 - Just one example of a corporate culture that rewards executives for behavior that hurts workers, taxpayers, and shareholders. Published in Salon.com.

Why Supersized CEO Pay Is the Worst - in Three Charts
August 29 - Unpacking the data highlights all the problems with excessive executive paychecks.

Executive Excess 2013: Bailed Out, Booted, and Busted
August 28 - Nearly 40 percent of the CEOs on the highest-paid lists from the past 20 years were eventually "bailed out, booted, or busted." Published in Wall Street Journal - Blog and Marketwatch and Marketplace Radio - Morning Report and Marketplace and The Guardian and The Nation and The New York Times and Kansas City Star and Huffington Post and HuffPost Live and The Hill and CNBC and Los Angeles Times and NBC News and Reuters and Baltimore Sun and The Chicago Tribune and Salon.com and AlterNet and Think Progress and Daily Kos and The Wonkette and Inter Press Service and Daily Europe and Yahoo! News and Biz Buzz.

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