Ann Pettifor is a political economist and is best known for predicting the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-9 with her book: The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave, 2006). In 2008 she (together with colleagues from the economics and environmental sectors) co-wrote the original Green New Deal (GND). In 2017, Pettifor published The Production of Money, and in 2019 The Case for The Green New Deal.
In January 2022 the Scottish government appointed Pettifor to its Just Transition Commission. In 2020 she became chair of the board of directors of A-Deus, an innovative, community- based clean energy company, based in Edinburgh whose aim is to deliver clean energy in Africa and elsewhere. Ms Pettifor writes a regular newsletter on Substack: System Change.