Economist, Consultant Anirban Basu to speak at Stevenson University

Stevenson University is proud to present Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Baltimore’s Sage Policy Group (SPG), as guest speaker for the second annual Shapiro/Rouse Lecture in Business Communication Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Rockland Center Banquet Hall on Stevenson’s Owings Mills campus. A Q&A and reception will follow at the conclusion of the talk. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Basu is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most recognizable economists and has written several high-profile economic development strategies, including co-authoring Baltimore City’s economic growth strategy. 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- and international economics.

Prior to founding SPG he was chairman and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, a company he co-founded and which continues to operate. He has also served as Director of Applied Economics and Senior Economist for RESI (Regional Economic Studies Institute), where he used his extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region to support numerous clients in their strategic decision-making processes. He is the author of several publications and is routinely asked to contribute to local media.

Basu is involved with numerous organizations in a voluntary capacity, including serving as a member of Stevenson University’s President’s Advisory Council and as a Baltimore City Public School System board member. He is also chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee and economic advisor to the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce. He earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University, 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.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 3,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult accelerated degrees at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

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