Ann Pettifor

Ann Pettifor’s work and writing has concentrated on sovereign, corporate and private debt and the international financial architecture. Her latest book, The Production of Money (Verso, 2017) explains the nature of money and the monetary system; tackles thorny issues like Bitcoin and QE, and is written to be accessible to a wide audience. She is well known for her leadership of the Jubilee 2000 campaign, which as part of an international movement resulted ultimately in the cancellation of approximately $100bn of debt owed by the world’s poorest countries. In 2003 she edited the new economics foundation’s The Real World Economic Outlook (Palgrave) with a prescient sub-title “the legacy of globalisation: debt and deflation”. In 2006 Palgrave published her book The Coming First World Debt Crisis. In 2008 she co-authored The Green New Deal and in 2010 co-authored an essay with Professor Victoria Chick: “The economic consequences of Mr. Osborne. She is the director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME).