Sandra Lawson is a managing director at Goldman Sachs and is currently responsible for the firm’s communications with US banking regulators. She was previously the director of the Global Markets Institute, the firm’s public-policy research center, where her work focused on the role of capital markets in supporting economic growth.
Lawson also 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 considered the spending impact of women’s empowerment along with growth in the middle class in emerging markets. Lawson was 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.