Ann Pettifor


My new commercial venture: radical, clean, decentralised energy for UK communities

At a time when Britain and Europe are experiencing a dire energy crisis, and in what is a new direction for me, I have joined A-Deus, an innovative, community- based clean energy company as chair of the board of directors. I have done so for a number of reasons. It is clear that if the …

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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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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

US gifts Wall St. the Green New Deal

  Last week the Biden team delivered their first press conference on the Democrat’s much-anticipated Climate Plan. The good news is that Climate Envoy, John Kerry and Advisor, Gina McCarthy are talking about the Climate Plan delivering “Good paying Union Jobs”. All hail to that ambition. The bad news is that this ain’t no Rooseveltian …

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