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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

Report
Mining for Profits in International Tribunals - Updated
May 9 - How transnational corporations use trade and investment treaties as powerful tools in disputes over oil, mining, and gas. / Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión y de comercio como poderosos instrumentos a su favor en las disputas por el petróleo, la minería y el gas.

Op-Ed
Pro-Austerity CEOs Rake in Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
May 2 - Ordinary Americans who rely on government retirement benefits are actually subsidizing runaway CEO pay. Published in The Kansas City Star and The Bradenton (FL) Herald and The Merced (CA) Sun-Star.

Report
"Fix the Debt" CEOs Enjoy Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
May 2 - A new report by IPS and Campaign for America's Future shows that America’s top CEOs are pocketing massive taxpayer subsidies at the same time they’re pushing austerity cutbacks in government programs that benefit ordinary citizens. Published in Common Dreams and AFL-CIO and Daily Kos and Think Progress and Dow Jones and The Hill and The Huffington Post and Salon.com and Fox Business News and Marketwatch and Business Insider.

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