Ann Pettifor economics keynote speaker
Ann Pettifor economics keynote speaker

Ann Pettifor

Green New Deal Expert

Speaker Themes

  • The Green New Deal
  • Macroeconomics
  • Global finance
  • Monetary policy
  • UK economy

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Ann Pettifor is a political economist and author known for her analysis of the global economic system and for being one of the founders of the Green New Deal movement.

She was one of few to predict the Great Financial Crisis in The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave 2006). 

In 2008 she jointly co-authored the original The Green New Deal (New Economics Foundation).

In 2017 Ann Pettifor published The Production of Money (Verso) on the nature of money, debt and banking.

In 2019 her book The Case for The Green New Deal (Verso) was published. Here she argued for a radical and urgent reversal of the current state of the global economy, including total de-carbonisation and a commitment to fairness and social justice.

She is the director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME) – a network of mainly Keynesian economists.

In 2018 Germany’s Heinrich Boll Foundation awarded Ann Pettifor the Hannah Ahrendt Prize.

She is a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, and a trustee of the PREP Foundation for pluralist economics.

In 2000 the University of Newcastle awarded her an honorary doctorate for leading an international movement for the cancellation of $150bn of debt owed by 35 poor countries, Jubilee 2000.

In 2004-5 Pettifor worked with Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to clear debts of $30 billion owed to official creditors.

Ann Pettifor believes that many western economies have not learnt from the recession of the 1930s (and Japan in 90s), and highlights the need for a careful adjustment of monetary policy, debt management and fiscal policy.

Ann contributes on a regular basis to the Huffington Post and is currently advising a collection of churches on their climate change campaign, Operation Noah.

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Ann is a leading voice arguing for a transformation in the global economy towards a sustainable model. 

Her advocacy, speeches and writings play a critical role in the global discourse around combating climate change.

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