Ann Pettifor is a political economist and is best known for predicting the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-9 with her book: The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave, 2006). In 2008 she (together with colleagues from the economics and environmental sectors) co-wrote the original Green New Deal (GND). Later US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez adopted the Green New Deal during her successful 2018 Primary campaign. In 2019 Pettifor published The Case for The Green New Deal. In January 2022 the Scottish government appointed Pettifor to its Just Transition Commission. In 2020 she became chair of the board of directors of A-Deus, an innovative, community- based clean energy company, based in Edinburgh whose aim is to deliver clean energy in Africa and elsewhere.
She has been awarded honorary doctorates by Newcastle University, Helsinki University and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Ms Pettifor writes a regular newsletter on Substack: System Change. Her twitter handle is @AnnPettifor.
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