Anirban Basu

Chairman & CEO
Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of SagePolicy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Pennsylvania and Cambodia.  The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others.

In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed him Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission.  He also serves as chairman of the BaltimoreCounty Economic Advisory Committee.  He is also the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and ChiefEconomic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association.  He serves or has served similar functions forVisit Baltimore, Maryland Realtors, and Marcum, LLC.  

He lectures at Johns Hopkins University in Global Strategy and has also taught international economics, urban economics, micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins. His radio show can be heard weekdays on 88.1FM, WYPR, Baltimore.  

In both 2007 and 2016, the Daily Record newspaper selected Mr. Basu as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people.The Baltimore Business Journal named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.

Mr. Basu has been on many boards overtime, including First Mariner Bank, the Baltimore City Public School System,Port Discovery, the Baltimore School for the Arts, and Union Memorial Hospital.  He is currently on the boards of St. Mary’sCollege, the University System of Maryland Foundation, the Center for Emerging Media, the Lyric Opera House and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School System.

Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1990. He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law.  His doctoral work is in health economics and has taken place at UMBC.

Economics Keynote - To All the Economists I've Loved Before

This presentation supplies detailed discussion regarding global, national, and regional economic performance using the most current data available. Special attention is devoted to certain aspects of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor, real estate, and construction markets.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, audience members will:

  1. Understand the myriad ways in which global economic dynamics are impacting the U.S. economy.
  2. Understand which industries are expanding the fastest in America.
  3. Understand how policy making continues to shape economic outcomes in the U.S.
  4. Understand the primary sources of risk to the current expansion cycle.
  5. Understand key factors shaping the U.S. economic outlook in the near and far terms.

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