Ann Pettifor (born February 1947) is a British economist who advises governments and organizations. She has published several books. Her work focuses on the global financial system, sovereign debt restructuring, international finance and sustainable development. Pettifor is best known for correctly predicting the financial crisis of 2007–08. She was one of the leaders of the Jubilee 2000 debt cancellation campaign.
She is the director of Policy Research In Macroeconomics (PRIME) a network of economists researching Keynesian monetary theory and policies, an honorary research fellow at the Political Economy Research Centre at City, University of London (CITYPERC), Chair of the Political Economy Research Centre’s Advisory Board at Goldsmiths, a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, a director of Advocacy International and a trustee of the PREP Foundation for pluralist economics. Pettifor is a member of the Green New Deal Group of economists, environmentalists, and entrepreneurs.
Books in order of publication:
Debt, the Most Potent Form of Slavery: : a discussion of the role of Western lending policies in subordinating the economies of poor countries. Debt Crisis Network. 1996
Kicking the Habit: Finding a Lasting Solution to Addictive Lending and Borrowing and Its Corrupting Side-Effects (Joseph Hanlon & Angela Travis). Jubilee 2000 Coalition. 2000
It Takes Two to Tango: Creditor Co-Responsibility for Argentina’s Crisis – and the Need for Independent Resolution (with Liana Cisneros & Alejandro Olmos). New Economics Foundation. 2001
Chapter 9/11?: Resolving International Debt crises – The Jubilee Framework for International Insolvency. New Economics Foundation. 2002
The Real World Economic Outlook Palgrave Macmillan. 2003
The Coming First World Debt Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan. 2006
The Green New Deal – Joined up policies to solve the triple crunch of credit crises, climate change and high oil prices New Economics Foundation. 2008
National Plan for the UK: From Austerity to the Age of the Green New Deal New Economics Foundation. 2013
Just Money: How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance. Commonwealth Publishing. 2014
The Production of Money – How to Break the Power of Bankers, Verso 2017
The Case for the Green New Deal. Verso 2019