Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Anderson’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including trade, finance, inequality, and budget policies. A well-known expert on executive compensation, Anderson has been the lead author on the annual IPS Executive Excess series since 1993. She has also co-authored two books, Field Guide to the Global Economy (New Press, 2nd edition, 2005) and Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, 2nd edition, 2004).
Marc Bayard is an Associate Fellow and the director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ Black Worker Initiative. He was the founding Executive Director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University. From 2003 to 2011 he was the Africa Regional Program Director for the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, AFL-CIO, and later was a fellow with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University.
Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, directs the IPS Program on Inequality and the Common Good and co-edits Inequality.org. He is the author of the books, Is Inequality in America Irreversible? and Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green, 2016). Collins is co-author, with Bill Gates Sr., of Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes, and, with Mary Wright, The Moral Measure of the Economy, a book about Christian ethics and economic life.
Josh Hoxie is an IPS Associate Fellow and the former head of the Project on Opportunity and Taxation at the Institute for Policy Studies. He worked previously as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. He has written widely on income and wealth maldistribution for Inequality.org and other media outlets.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is an IPS Associate Fellow and Coordinator of the Bridging the Divide initiative of the IPS Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He has been a long time thought leader focused on racial economic inequality. He started his work as the first Racial Wealth Divide Coordinator at United For A Fair Economy. He then went on to work with Chuck Collins at Institute for Policy Studies Inequality and Common Good Program. Dedrick then went on to become the Senior Director of the Economic Department for the NAACP. He is currently Chief of Race, Wealth and Community at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
Bob Lord, a tax lawyer and former Congressional candidate, is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Bob previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the Arizona State University School of Law. Bob’s work focuses on the relationship of tax law to inequality. He contributes to both the Inequality.org website and to OtherWords, the Institute’s national syndicated editorial service. Bob also is a staff member at Blog For Arizona, the leading political blog in Arizona.
Omar Ocampo is a researcher for the IPS Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a Masters in International Relations from the American University in Cairo. Prior to joining IPS, Omar was an intern for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch. He later entered the nonprofit sector where he worked in direct human and social services.
Sophia is the Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator for the IPS Boston office. She comes with an array of informative experiences, two years as a freelance copywriter, nearly three years as the contract web producer for Walden Media and Walden Pond Press, and several months as a volunteer grant writer and operations associate for start-up immigrant and refugee resettlement nonprofit Victory Women of Vision.
Sam Pizzigati, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, has written widely on income and wealth concentration, with op-eds and articles in publications ranging from the New York Times to Le Monde Diplomatique. Among his books: The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970 (Seven Stories Press). His latest book: The Case for a Maximum Wage (Polity). A veteran labor movement journalist, Pizzigati spent 20 years directing publishing at America’s largest union, the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.
Brian Wakamo is an Inequality Research Analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies. He assists in maintaining and updating the Inequality.org fact section with the latest data on various forms of inequality. He also produces research in support of a campaign to defend the public Postal Service from privatization. Prior to working at IPS, he was a Next Leader in the Global Economy project at IPS in the spring of 2018, and before that, he also interned at ONE DC, helping fight gentrification, and at Let America Vote, where he organized and gathered support for voting rights.