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Sarah Anderson
Director
Global Economy

sarah@ips-dc.org
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036


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

Commentary
20 Years of Executive Excess
August 28 - Since 1994, Executive Excess has reported annually on excessive CEO compensation.

Media Advisory
Senate Bill Would Reduce Taxpayer Subsidies for CEO Pay
August 2 - A new bill would close a corporate tax loophole that promotes executive excess. IPS has been calling for a fix to this outrageous glitch in the tax code for two decades.

Blog
The Dirt on Fix the Debt's Advocacy of a Territorial Tax System
June 17 - The "Fix the Debt" lobby group called a recent IPS report "lies and mudslinging." But rather than attacking IPS research, the group may want to focus on resolving their own inconsistencies.

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