Ann Pettifor

For the Age of Economics podcast: The International Financial System

The objectives of this project, The Age of Economics, are to shed light on the most salient challenges facing human civilization, explore the role of economics and the inner workings of capitalism, and heighten people’s awareness of both the economic system in which they live and work, and the role of economics in understanding this ever-changing system.

After the furlough ‘tide’ recedes?

Is our biggest worry inflation? No, our biggest worry is a fall in employment, investment and income. Inflation is caused by the economy ‘overheating’. Wage and price inflation arises when economic activity (investment, employment, income) exceeds the capacity of the economy.  Put simply, inflation most often arises in conditions of full employment, when incomes are …

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Billionaires & the pandemic: in happy alignment

There are two global forces positively thriving – despite today’s crises. They are the lethal coronavirus and the world’s billionaires – engaged in a form of ‘co-production’. Why are they thriving? And why do their interests align so happily? The ‘interests’ of a lethal virus are clear. The microbe’s supreme ambition is to spread as …

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Back to normality? For the economies of central Europe?

A conference organised by Euromoney: Which economic, political and behavioural responses to the pandemic can’t be un-invented? And which were temporary?
• Paying the bill. How much debt have governments take on? will they ever be able to repay? Should we worry?
• Rethinking the social contract: will covid-austerity cause populism 2.0?

Moderator: Christopher Garnett, Senior Advisor, GlobalCapital Events
Speakers: Peter Brezinschek, Chief Analyst, Raiffeisen Bank International
Gilles Moëc, Chief Economist and Head of Research at AXA IM, AXA Group
Ann Pettifor, Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics, Prime Economics
Debora Revoltella, Director, Economics Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist and Strategist, Schroders Investment Management

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