Advisory Council

Karen L. Anderson

Senior Director of Policy and Communications, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics, The University of Chicago

Karen Anderson is Senior Director of Policy and Communications with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago. She previously served as Senior Advisor to Results for America, a nonprofit organization that promotes evidence-based policymaking. In that role, she lead Results for All, a global initiative of Results for America that seeks to contribute to the global understanding of effective government mechanisms that contribute to the use of data and evidence. Anderson also previously served as Managing Director for The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative that she joined as part of the leadership team in 2006. She took a leave in 2009 to serve as Chief of Staff for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, returning to The Hamilton Project in the spring of 2010. Anderson served as a Vice President of State and Local Government Relations for Citigroup (2001-2006) and as Senior Policy Advisor for the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge (1997-2001). During the first term of the Clinton Administration, Anderson served as a Regional Coordinator in the White House Office of Political Affairs. She holds an MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Economics from Agnes Scott College.