What We Do

Sage Policy Group is an economic and policy consultancy that works alongside clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to provide precise analysis, measured insights, and actionable strategies and recommendations.


Sage Policy Group is an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore. Since Anirban Basu, Sage’s chairman and CEO, founded the firm in 2004, the firm has created a client base that spans more than forty states and seven countries and includes Fortune 500 companies, NFL teams, aquariums and zoos, state and local governments, real estate developers, insurance companies, hospitals, law firms, and others.


The company is especially well known for its analytical capabilities in economic impact estimation, school enrollment forecasting, economic development, economic forecasting, fiscal impact analyses, legislative analyses, litigation support, and industry outlooks, and has significant experience in the subject areas of construction, healthcare, energy, real estate, manufacturing, professional sports, environmental economics, lotteries, agriculture, tourism, entrepreneurship, government contracting, secondary and post-secondary education, and the economics of retirement. The firm is also known for its superior communications and messaging skills.

Dr. Basu

In addition to leading Sage, Dr. Basu has emerged as one of the nation’s most recognizable economists. He serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and the International Food Distributors Association and as the chief economic adviser to the Construction Financial Management Association. He chaired the Maryland Economic Development Commission from 2014 to 2021 and currently chairs the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee. He has been interviewed by CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Axios, the New York Times, and many others. Dr. Basu’s lectures in economics are delivered to audiences across the U.S. and abroad. In recent years, he has focused upon health economics, the economics of education, and economic development. He has lectured at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, urban, and international economics, and most recently, global strategy. He is now the Distinguished Economist in Residence at Goucher College, where he teaches History of Economic Thought.

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At Sage, we help organizations understand the broader economic and fiscal implications of their decisions.
Our goal is to provide you with the information and insights necessary to make informed strategic decisions and to communicate these impacts to stakeholders, the public, and policymakers.