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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
A Pension Deficit Disorder: The Massive CEO Retirement Funds and Underfunded Worker Pensions at Firms Pushing Social Security Cuts
November 27 - This report analyzes the retirement policies of the U.S. corporations leading the “Fix the Debt” campaign, which is calling for reduced spending on senior citizens’ benefits as part of a deal on the national debt. Published in Fortune and The (San Francisco) Beyond Chron and Mother Jones and Think Progress and CNN Money and The Washington Post and The Nation and Thom Hartmann Show and The Examiner and The Liberty (TX) Vindicator and The Huffington Post and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald and Albany Times Union.

Op-Ed
The Trojan Horse in the Debt Debate
November 14 - Dozens of CEOs are running a misleading campaign that would just make matters worse. Published in The Newark Star-Ledger and The (Prestonsburg, KY) Floyd County Times.

Report
The CEO Campaign to ‘Fix’ the Debt: A Trojan Horse for Massive Corporate Tax Breaks
November 13 - This business-driven initiative is using the so-called fiscal cliff as a cover for tax-code changes that would damage our economy. Published in Reuters and The Hill and Democracy Now! and Common Dreams and Truthout and Star Ledger and Al Jazeera and The Huffington Post and Bernie Sanders Senate Page and Fortune and The Huffington Post and CNN and The Nation and New Jersey Newsroom and Common Dreams and The Huffington Post and The Huffington Post.

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