Annelise Anderson was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 1981 to 1983, she was associate director for economics and government with the US Office of Management and Budget. She has also advised the governments of Russia, Romania, and the Republic of Georgia on economic reform. Anderson coauthored Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness (2015) and Reagan's Secret War: The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster (2010) with Martin Anderson. She has coedited a number of books, including Stories in His Own Hand: The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan (2007), with Kiron K. Skinner, Martin Anderson, and George Shultz; Reagan's Path to Victory: The Shaping of Ronald Reagan's Vision: Selected Writing (2004), with Kiron K. Skinner and Martin Anderson; Reagan: A Life in Letters (2004), with Kiron K. Skinner, Martin Anderson, and George Shultz; Reagan In His Own Voice (2001), with Kiron K. Skinner and Martin Anderson; and Reagan, in His Own Hand (2001), with Kiron K. Skinner and Martin Anderson. Anderson and Hoover fellow Dennis Bark coedited Thinking about America: The United States in the 1990s (1988), and she edited Political Money: Deregulating American Politics (2000), a collection of writings on campaign finance reform. She is also the author of Free BSD: An Open Source Operating System for Your Personal Computer (2001). The holder of PhD in business administration from Columbia University, she was a Hoover fellow since 1983.
Her research papers are available at the Hoover Institution Archives.