How to pay for the Green New Deal? Ann Pettifor, Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics PRIME
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Ann Pettifor is best known for her prediction of the Great Financial Crisis in The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave 2006). In 2008 co-authored The Green New Deal published by NEF. In 2017 Verso published The Production of Money on the nature of money, debt and the finance sector. Eleven years after the launch of the Green New Deal (which was backed by US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and later Bernie Sanders, in 2018) she authored a new book: The Case for The Green New Deal (September, 2019).
In 2018 the Heinrich Boll Foundation of Germany awarded Pettifor the Hannah Ahrendt Prize. She is a Council member of the Progressive Economy Forum and director of PRIME economics – a network of Keynesian macroeconomists. She has an honorary doctorate from the University of Newcastle for her work leading an international movement for the cancellation of $150bn of debt owed by 35 low income countries, Jubilee 2000.