I’m Ann Pettifor, author and analyst of the global financial system, and author The Production of Money, published by Verso in Spring, 2017. I am also a co-author of The Green New Deal (2008). The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave September, 2006) predicted an Anglo-American debt-deflationary crisis. Earlier in 2003 I had edited The Real World Economic Outlook – the Legacy of Globalisation, debt and deflation. (Palgrave and the new economics foundation, 2003) in which my colleagues and I predicted a grave financial crisis. Known for my work on the sovereign debts of low income countries and for leading an international movement for the cancellation of debts, Jubilee 2000.
Director of PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics), a network of economists that believe conventional or ‘mainstream’ economic theory has proved of almost no relevance to the ongoing and chronic failure of the global economy and to the gravest threat facing us all: climate change. With Professor Victoria Chick, co-author of PRIME’s radical analysis of 100 years of UK public debt and its impact, The Economic Consequences of Mr. Osborne (2011).
I am Chair of the advisory board of Goldsmith’s College Political Economy Research Centre, an honorary research fellow at City University Political Economy Research Centre, and also a fellow of the new economics foundation . I am director of Advocacy International Ltd. In 2015 the leader of the British Labour Party named me as one of a council of seven economic advisers.