Sarah Anderson is the Director of the Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, a multi-issue research and education center founded in Washington, DC, in 1963. She is a co-author of the books Field Guide to the Global Economy (New Press, 2005) and Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, 2004) as well as dozens of studies and articles on the impact of trade and investment liberalization on communities, workers, the poor, and the environment. She is also the co-author of 12 annual studies on the growing gap between CEO and worker pay.

In 2005, Anderson debated free trade on the Lehrer NewsHour and appeared on CNN three times. Dozens of U.S. newspapers cited her research, including the New York Times, and she published op-eds in the Hartford Courant and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. In recent years, she has appeared on C-Span Washington Journal, CNBC, MSNBC, and CBS News. She previously hosted a weekly radio show for WPFW in Washington, DC, and has done commentaries and interviews for Marketplace and NPR, as well as numerous local radio shows.

Anderson sits on the steering committees of the Alliance for Responsible Trade and the Center on Corporate Policy. In 1999-2000, she served on the staff of the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission, a body appointed by the U.S. Congress to develop recommendations for World Bank and IMF reform.

Prior to coming to IPS in 1992, Anderson was a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The American University and a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University.


Anderson tweets from @anderson_ips.



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