Anirban Basu joined Marcum LLP, a leading U.S. accounting and advisory firm, as chief construction economist in 2012. He leads its research and analysis of the economic health of the commercial construction industry in America and globally.
Basu also is chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore. In addition, he serves as chief economist to the Associated Builders & Contractors and as chief economic advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association, and in similar functions for several state and local government entities.
Basu currently lectures on global business strategy at Johns Hopkins University and has taught international economics, urban economics, and micro- and macroeconomics at the university.
The Baltimore Business Journal named Basu one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.
Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Master’s in Economics and Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland.
Basu relates that he "has read every one of Agatha Christie's novels, is obsessed with James Bond, English football, Indian cricket, all Baltimore teams, and with his wife and two daughters, Kimaya and Kohena."