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Sandra Lawson

Board Member

Sandra Lawson is a managing director at Goldman Sachs and the director of the Global Markets Institute, the firm’s public-policy research center. Her work currently focuses on financial regulation and the impact of regulation on the broader economy.

Lawson previously worked in the economics research department at Goldman Sachs, where she analyzed issues affecting capital markets and economic development, including public health and education. Her research included ‘Women Hold Up Half the Sky,’ which assessed the economic growth premium of expanded female education in major emerging economies, and ‘The Power of the Purse,’ which layered the spending impact of women’s empowerment along with growth in the middle class in emerging markets. Lawson also worked as an equity market strategist in Hong Kong during the 1997-1998 Asian crisis.

Lawson has degrees from Yale Law School and Dartmouth College and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.