Monday, 30 October 2017,
18:00 to 20:00
Joint Open Lecture between the University of Suffolk and the Women's Equality Party
The lecture starts at 18:00 with registration from 17:30
Ann Pettifor is the author of The Production of Money, (Verso, 2017), director of PRIME economics, and a member of Labour’s Economic Advisory Committee. Her background is in sovereign debt. A well-known and influential political economist with a high media profile and a record of achieving real changes in public policy at UK government level, but also at the IMF, World Bank and Paris Club of international creditors. As a member of a group of experts in finance, energy and the environment co-authored The Green New Deal (new economics foundation (nef), 2008. In 2006 warned of credit bubble implosion in: The coming first world debt crisis. (Palgrave 2006). Edited and part-wrote a book in 2003 which predicted the inevitability, if not the timing of the 2007-9 crisis: The real world economic outlook:the legacy of globalization: debt and deflation (nef/Palgrave). Over seven years (1994- 2001) she led the global advocacy effort which resulted in the cancellation of more than $100 billion (in nominal terms) of debt owed to both multilateral and bilateral institutions by 35 of the poorest countries (HIPCs), known as Jubilee 2000. She advised Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs Okonjo-Iweala in 2004-5 and worked in close collaboration with the Debt Management Office of Nigeria on the clearing of $30bn of debt owed to the Paris Club.