Anirban Basu

Chief Economist

Anirban Basu is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most recognizable economists.

Basu shares his insights and analysis with SGP clients on a wide variety of topics that affect the business of health care.  As SGP’s Chief Economist and Chairman/CEO of Sage Policy Group, an economic and policy consulting firm, Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies.

In recent years, he has focused upon health economics, the economics of education and economic development.  He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, international and urban economics.

In 2007, Basu was selected by the Daily Record newspaper 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.

Basu is involved with numerous organizations in a voluntary capacity, including serving as a Baltimore City Public School System board member and as a board member to the Baltimore Children’s Museum and to the Baltimore School for the Arts.  Basu is also on the board of First Mariner Bank.  He is also chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee and economic advisor to the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce.

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 in 2003.

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Founder, Chairman, CEO and Chief Economist for Sage Policy Group and Optimal Solutions Group

As the Director of Applied Economics and a senior economist with the Regional Economics Studies Institute at Towson University, secured numerous contracts with private, public and non-profit entities, including the Maryland Department of Human Resources, BP, St. Paul Companies, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Baltimore City Public School System, Maryland Office of the Comptroller, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Players’ Committee, Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and Mayor’s Office of Baltimore City

Hosts The Morning Economic Report on 88.1 WYPR

Constellation Energy: “Is Offshore Wind the Answer?”, 2011

D.C. Chamber of Commerce: “The District of Columbia in an Economic Context“, 2011

Health Facilities Association of Maryland: “The Future of Healthcare in Maryland: Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, a Compelling Value Proposition“, 2011

Archdiocese of Baltimore: “The Economic Benefits Produced by Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools and Their Graduates“, 2010

On behalf of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, “MacKenzie Market Report“, 2009

Associated Builders and Contractors: “The Problem with PLAs in a District of Columbia Context“, 2010

Mr. Basu is involved with numerous organizations in a voluntary capacity, including serving as a Baltimore City Public School System board member and as a board member to the Baltimore Children’s Museum and to the Baltimore School for the Arts. He is also on the board of First Mariner Bank. He is also Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee and Economic Advisor to the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce.

Anirban Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1990 with a Certificate in Asian Studies.

He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Mathematical Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003.

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