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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
10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
October 26 - The Fix the Debt coalition is using the so-called "fiscal cliff" to push the same old corporate agenda of more tax breaks while shifting the burden on to the rest of us. Published in AlterNet and Salon.com and San Diego Free Press.

Blog
European Victory on Taxing Speculation
October 12 - The goofy stunts weren't the only game-changers.

Report
Inequality Report Card: Grading Congress on Inequality
October 3 - We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America's widening economic divide. Published in The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle and National Journal and The New Haven Register and Madville Times and Huffington Post and Common Dreams and Eagle Times (Alabama) and The Examiner and Mother Jones and PolicyMic and Facing South and ABC News and The Valley Advocate and 24/7 wall street and The Sidney (MT) Herald.

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