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Sarah Anderson
Global Economy

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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

Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pocket
August 16 - How our tax dollars subsidize exorbitant executive pay Published in CNBC and USA Today and The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune and ABC News and Think Progress and The Daily Mail and The Wall Street Journal and Forbes and Daily Finance and The Guardian and Venture Beat and The Takeaway and The Connecticut Mirror and The Nation and The Los Angeles Times and Toronto Star and Grand Junction Free Press and Capital Times and Japan Times and The New York Times and The Huffington Post and National Catholic Reporter.

Remind Me, Why Is Angelo Mozilo a Free Man?
July 10 - The former Countrywide Financial chief took half a billion dollars in compensation for loans that blew up our economy and bought out Congress with his "Friends of Angelo" mortgage benefits. But he is still a free man.

European Tax on Financial Transactions Gains Support
June 26 - Germany and France's push for a tax on each stock, bond and derivative trade garners support among financial professionals. Published in MSN Money.

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