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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

Blog
Four Things Obama Should Say During his State of the Union Address
January 23 - IPS experts weigh in on inequality, taxes, global trade deals, and global talks with Syria and Iran.

Interview
Fast Food Corporations "Exploiting Workers and Taxpayers"
December 5 - Sarah Anderson, author of new report "Fast-food CEOs Rake in Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay," reveals how taxpayers are funding both the bottom and top of the fast food industry on Democracy Now!

Media Advisory
Fast Food CEOs Gorge on Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
December 2 - New report shows that while top fast food executives are fighting living wages for their workers, they’re benefiting from tax breaks on their own pay.

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