Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-editor of the IPS web site Inequality.org. Sarah’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including inequality, Wall Street reform, CEO pay, taxes, labor, and international trade and investment. Sarah is a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of more than 20 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.
During the Obama administration, she served 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 and an editor for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The American University and a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Of the 11 members of Congress running for president, eight have endorsed expanded public support for long-term care. Washington Governor Inslee can claim real action.
If the minimum wage had kept up with Wall Street bonuses, it would be worth $33 today, instead of just $7.25.
A tiny uptick in wages won't do much to help Americans squeezed by debt and facing rising prices for medicine, child care, housing, and other essentials.
Trumpeting rising GDP and disposable income ignores harsh economic realities for working class people.
A new Wall Street Tax proposal would crack down on the high frequency traders that are cheating the rest of us.
State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law.
The fact that 2020 candidates are announcing now is a testament to the huge expense of elections. Can a new law change that?
Michael Dell falsely argues that top marginal tax rates as high as 70 percent have never worked.
Portland’s groundbreaking strategy for curbing executive compensation should be a model for the rest of the country.
We will miss Norman's incisive analysis of an incredibly wide span of history, his clarity of vision, and his often-biting wit.
My grandfather was part of a long tradition of postal workers who sacrificed Christmas Eve with their families to deliver holiday packages.
Senator Sanders has introduced a bill that would ban Walmart and other big corporations from repurchasing their stock unless they narrow the gaps between CEO and worker pay.
Each is heading to Washington to advance a bold social and economic justice agenda, with a strong focus on reversing inequality.
The renowned 'Nuns on the Bus' are heading to Mar-A-Lago, the final stop in a cross-country campaign to undo the damage of the Republican tax reform.
From ballot initiatives to anti-inequality candidates, the 2018 election offers plenty of opportunities to chip away at our economic divide.
Caring for loved ones with dementia is hard enough. Families shouldn't have to bear a financial crisis on top of that.
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren have both launched plans to shift the balance of power from shareholders to workers, including requiring worker representation on boards.
Amazon will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all U.S. employees. Will other's follow suit?
Companies practicing racial or gender inequality cannot receive government dollars. It's time to do the same for economic inequality.
While the ruling red-green bloc is running on an anti-inequality agenda, an insurgent anti-immigrant party is drowning out their message with fearmongering.