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Anirban Basu, Chairman Chief Executive Officer of Sage Policy Group (SPG), is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's leading economic consultants.  Prior to founding SPG he was Chairman and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, a company he co-founded and which continues to operate. Anirban has also served as Director of Applied Economics and Senior Economist for RESI, where he used his extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region to support numerous clients in their strategic decision-making processes.  Clients have included the Maryland Department of Transportation, St. Paul Companies, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Players Committee and the Martin O'Malley mayoral campaign.

He is the author of numerous regional publications including the Mid-Atlantic Economic Quarterly and Outlook Maryland. Anirban completed his graduate work in mathematical economics at the University of Maryland.  He earned a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University in 1992.  His Bachelors in Foreign Service is from Georgetown University and was earned in 1990.

Anirban discusses the decline in homeownership, household wealth, Hispanic women in the job market, and more. 

The Reports: July 1-5

Jul 5, 2019

Anirban reports on the weakening global economy, the decline in manufacturing activity, the value of a college degree, the evolution of the work week, and the automation risk to jobs. 

Anirban reports on disappearing middle-income households, Generation Z in the job market, the impact of climate change on tech profitability, taxes on soda, and Americans buying property in London. 

Anirban reports on community banks, where to find good-paying jobs that don't require a college degree, the next economic downturn, young single mothers in the workforce, and the stress money puts on marriages. 

The Reports: May 27-31

May 31, 2019

Anirban reports on average hourly earnings, the dwindling number of new entrants to the real estate market,  large  metropolitan areas losing population, Americans struggling to meet expenses, and those struggling to save for retirement. 

The Reports: May 20-24

May 24, 2019

Anirban gives us the latest on the U.S. economy's solid performance, manufacturing output in the U.S., interest rates on credit cards, the U.S. fertility rate decline, and the rise of foreign born workers. 

The Reports: May 13-17

May 17, 2019

Anirban gives us the latest on top-paying occupations without a degree, wage growth, where young people are buying homes, and changes to how the government monitors the economy. 

The Reports: May 6-10

May 10, 2019

Anirban reports on Americans' tax cuts, factors resulting in women's pay and seniority gaps, 'greedy professions,' the effect of climate change on economic growth, and California's economic strength. 

Anirban comments on India's rapidly growing workforce, the divying up of associated income, the popularity of workplace wellness programs, growing local minimum wages, and soaring plane ticket costs. 

Anirban reports on the wages of low-skilled workers, support for redistributive policies, markups of companies in various economies, economic growth in Los Angeles, and the Australian economy. 

A weekly rundown on the reports from Anirban Basu covering topics such as taxes, declining use of cash, the Japanese yen and more.

Anirban reports on a variety of economic indicators including lipstick sales and pet thefts, the debate on whether rideshare drivers should be employees or independent contractors, the aging of society, Japan's government debt, the college admissions edge of the wealthy. 

Anirban reports on the impact of space junk, multifactor productivity, a decline in the labor force, the federal deficit, and women in economics. 

Anirban gives us the latest economic news.

Anirban reports on the U.S. labor market, gender parity, oil exports, and more. 

Anirban reports on the U.S. economy: debt, jobs, the trade deficit, and the growth of the beer industry.

Anirban reports on Germany's economy, how technology and automation are splitting the U.S. labor market, American striking activity, healthcare mergers, and women breaking into the highest income tiers.

Anirban reports on the division of U.S. land, the expansion of renewable energy, the slowing of the global economy, and job growth. 

Anirban gives us a rundown of news about workers with disabilities, indicators of an impending recession, the status of globalization and a check-in on the global economy. 

Anirban comments on the links between student loan debt and a decline in homeownership, the economic outlook for employees without degrees, declining union membership, understanding economic growth, and government borrowing.

Anirban comments on the economics profession's struggle of diversity, a growing risk of recession, auto production in America, tax appeals of big box retailers, and the investment prowess of women. 

Anirban comments on the 2018 labor market, how to analyze a city's growth prospects, eurozone economic growth, understanding Japan's economic expansion, and the labor force participation of Millenial women. 

Anirban comments on mortgage debt, job loss due to trade, the car market, the investment in digital health and the link between HVAC and educational outcomes. 

Anirban comments on the geographic concentration of wealth, the fastest growing states by population, the decline in hours worked over time, education professionals leaving the workforce, and the possibility of a recession.

Anirban reports on the U.S. trade deficit, the rise of traditionally male-dominated industries, the current housing boom, increased spending for public works, and the rise of the family office in global finance options. 

Anirban reports on what's behind the fractional decline of life expectancy in the U.S., healthcare spending, household wealth, the U.S. poverty rate, and global trade. 

Anirban discusses rising trade barriers and consumers' choices, the strong economic performance of some American cities, Puerto Rico's post Hurricane Maria progress, the economic consequences of pollution, and Millennial's spending habits.

Anirban gives us the latest on the housing market, preparing for the next economic downturn, risky corporate borrowing, the cost of spam mail, and more. 

Anirban gives us the latest on electric cars, the pros and cons of tax incentives, regional inequality, trends in getting to the airport, and more. 

Anirban comments on Amazon's decision to locate its new headquarters in New York and Crystal City, Virginia, wage convergence, dimishing opportunities for poorer Americans, rapid growth in business investment, and fertility rates.