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About Ann Pettifor
Ann Pettifor is a Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME). In 2003 she edited ‘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.”
Articles by Ann Pettifor
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The market-panic of 9 August 2007 signalled the end of the neo-liberal era of financial excess. But the world is still paying for the consequences, says Ann Pettifor.
(This article was first published on 10 August 2009)
An imaginative and radical set of policies is needed to address the triple crunch of debt, peak oil and climate change, says Ann Pettifor.
(This article was first published on 27 October 2008)
The United States-centred financial crisis will damage the lives and futures of savers, employees, businesses and consumers across the world. All the more reason to address the systemic failures that led to it, says Ann Pettifor.
The international debt crisis symbolised by the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the forced sale of Merrill Lynch exposes the failure of the world's financial architecture. Ann Pettifor, whose openDemocracy article predicted the crisis in 2003, explains and looks ahead.
(This article was first published on 16 September 2008)
The balloon of irresponsible debt on which globalisation floated started to burst in August 2007. A year on from "debtonation day", Ann Pettifor surveys the wreckage, pinpoints the culprits, and outlines the solutions.
(This article was first published on 8 August 2008)
The precedent of the United States's great depression and Japan's post-bubble collapse should haunt today's G8 summiteers, says Ann Pettifor.
(This article was first published on 7 July 2008)
The scale of global debt reflects a broken financial and commercial system that is doing immense damage to the planet and to public life, says Ann Pettifor.
The global financial crisis exposes the failure of the economic model that rules the world. Ann Pettifor saw it coming.
The effect of the London bombs was to aid the powerful and damage the weak. Campaigners for global justice must not be deflected, says Ann Pettifor.
The rich worlds blocking of debt relief for Ethiopia, the worlds poorest country, creates a terrible burden of complicity.
The reckless financial policies of leading western powers in the last two decades make it likely that the next seismic debt crisis will be in America, not Argentina. It can be avoided, says Ann Pettifor of the Real World Economic Outlook, only by serious efforts to bring regulation and balance to the international economy.