Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, was CTS 2016’s highest rated speaker, rated 4.5 out of 5 by attendees. His delightful delivery, unfortunately not included, brought the hard core economic trends, analysis, forecasts, and insights to life.
Maryland governor Larry Hogan recently appointed Basu Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He also serves as chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. He is the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association.Basu currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in Global Strategy. He has also taught international economics, urban economics, micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins.
In 2007, the Daily Record newspaper selected 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.
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.