Ann Pettifor

Recent and Upcoming Talks

Discussion and Debate on UBI on TRT

Ann Pettifor appeared on TRT’s RoundTable – presented by David Foster – to discuss the merits and demerits of a Universal Basic Income. Ann found herself in opposition to the representative from the Adam Smith Institute (that promote UBI) but also to a representative of Glasgow City Council, where consultation regarding the introduction of UBI …

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Gyrating Stock Markets and the New Fed – Discussion on BBC2’s Newsnight

Together with Gillian Tett of the Financial Times, Ann Pettifor appeared at the top of the Newsnight show on Tuesday, 6th February. After the stock market gyrations of the last few days, the discussion majored on whether viewers had once again to prepare for the worst. Ann argued that the economic model adopted after the …

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Women, Class and the Representation of the People Act – on Radio 4’s Today

Today, 6th February, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, which gave SOME women the right to vote. (For more on this follow the link to the Fawcett Society’s website.) To honour that anniversary, the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) was run and …

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On the Decline and Fall of Carillion…

Ann Pettifor joined a #NovaraFM podcast, with James Butler and Grace Blakeley of IPPR,  to discuss the decline and fall of Carillion, outsourcing, financialisation – and how to transform public investment in Britain. To listen, follow this link.

Interview with Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4: Carillion Fallout

Ann Pettifor was invited by the BBC’s PM radio programme  to discuss the fallout from the collapse of Carillion with Daniel Mahoney, Deputy Director and Head of Economic Research at the Centre for Policy Studies. To listen to the interview and discussion (at the top of the show) please follow this link.

UK Budget 2017 and OBR Forecast: evidence to Treasury Select Committee

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, PRIME’s director, Ann Pettifor, gave evidence at the invitation of the chair of the Committee (Ms Nicky Morgan MP) to the UK Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee, together with Professor Jagjit Chadha, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies. A verbatim report of …

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Address to Paris-Based OECD Committee on Financial Markets

On the 20th October, Ann Pettifor delivered a keynote speech to the OECD’s Committee on Financial Markets, which included economists from both the OECD and EU and both current and retired central bankers. This was followed by a panel discussion. Lord Vickers opened the session, and Andy Lo made short remarks (by video).