Ann Pettifor

Ann is a political economist, author and public speaker. She is Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Centre of City University, London. Her background is in sovereign debt. Ann was one of the leaders in the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign, which succeeded in writing off $100 billion of debts owed by 42 of the poorest countries.

Ann was also one of the few to correctly predict the credit crunch of 2007 in NEF’s Real World Economic Outlook (Palgrave 2003) and in her book The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave 2006). Her latest publication is ‘The Production of Money: How to break the power of the Bank’, published by Verso in February, 2017. She was recently awarded the prestigious Hannah Arendt Prize 2018 for political thinking.

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