Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Director, Global Economy Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Sarah Anderson’s current work includes research, writing, and networking on issues related to the impact of international trade, finance, and investment policies on inequality, sustainability, and human rights. Sarah is also a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of 16 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.
In 2009, she served on an advisory committee to the Obama administration on bilateral investment treaties. 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 also a board member of Jubilee USA Network and 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.
• Advisory Committee, Bilaterial Investment Treaties, Obama Administration, 2009
• Staff, Bipartisan International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission, commissioned by the US Congress to evaluate the World Bank and IMF, 2000
• Consultant, US Agency for International Development, 1989-1992
B.A., Journalism, Northwestern University
M.A., International Affairs, The American University
Sarah Anderson, co-author. Field Guide to the Global Economy (New Press, 2nd edition, 2005)
Sarah Anderson, co-author. Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, 2nd edition, 2004)