Anirban Basu

Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD with offices in Pennsylvania and Indonesia. 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 Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. He is also the Chief Economic Advisor to CFMA and the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors. He serves similar functions for Visit Baltimore, the Maryland Association of Realtors, and Marcum, LLC. 

He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in Global Strategy. He has also taught international economics, urban economics, and 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 Anirban 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. Anirban earned his BS 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 JD was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law.