Sarah Anderson

Director, Global Economy Program

Institute for Policy Studies

Sarah Anderson is Director of the Global Economy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies.

She has written numerous studies on the social and environmental impacts of trade and investment liberalization. She sits on the steering committee of the Alliance for Responsible Trade and the Center for Corporate Policy. Prior to coming to IPS in 1992, Anderson was a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (1989–1992), an editor for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (1988), and a news reporter for Inside Chicago and the Lafayette Journal and Courier. She holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from The American University and a B.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Sarah is currently conducting research and writing on the impact of the international financial institutions and free trade and investment policies on inequality, poverty, environmental sustainability, and human rights. She has also contributed to the Field Guide to the Global Economy, and is working to promote the major themes in "Alternatives for the Americas," a document that lays out an alternative to the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

Focus: Business, Environment, Finance, Governance, Human Rights, Trade, United States, Americas

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Selected Publications:

Field Guide to the Global Economy (New Press, November 2005).

Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, September 2004).

The Debt Boomerang: How Americans Would Benefit from Cancellation of Impoverished Country Debts, Institute for Policy Studies, October 2005.

Executive Excess 2005 (August 30, 2005 by Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy) and 11 previous annual reports on CEO pay.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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