Sarah Anderson

About Sarah Anderson

IPS Global Economy Project Director 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.

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Articles by Sarah Anderson

Occupy the Budget

November 21, 2011 | How to pay for the crisis while making our nation more equitable, green, and secure.

Civil War and the Safety Net

Civil War and the Safety Net

February 14, 2011 | A young nation, ravaged by war, invented new ways of creating economic opportunities and protections--at least for one segment of its citizens.

Toxic CEO Pay Story

December 13, 2010 | For a new generation of Angelo Mozilo wannabes, the sky is still the limit.

My Cat is No Fat Cat

January 4, 2010 | My cat is on the pudgy side, but she is nothing like our titans of finance. Let's stop maligning our feline friends by comparing them to greedy, evil Wall Street execs.

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