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Ann Pettifor

Ann Pettifor - Fellow, New Economics Foundation visits De Montfort University to give a free lecture as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series 2011.

Ann Pettifor has been described by the Times as “a member of a select club — the seers who saw it all coming.” The economist, who predicted the credit crunch as far back as 2003, now believes that the worst is yet to come unless there is radical reform of the financial system.

Ann’s overriding concern is with monetary policy, and in particular, the rate of interest. Unlike most orthodox economists she regards the high rates of interest charged to borrowers as causal to the ongoing financial crisis.

Ann is a fellow of the new economics foundation, (nef) London where she dedicated three years to studying the post-Bretton Woods financial architecture. Before that Ann led a global advocacy effort aimed at the Paris Club, the World Bank and IMF to have the unpayable debts of the poorest countries written off. As a result, and with the support of leaders ranging from PM Tony Blair, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to Presidents Clinton and George Bush - more than $100 billion of debt was acknowledged as unpayable, and written off for 35 of the lowest income countries.

Ann has written extensively on financial issues, The Real World Economic Outlook (2003) and The Coming First World Debt Crisis (2006), and regularly blogs at http://www.debtonation.org/ and also the Huffington Post.


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Date and Time:

16 February 2011 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Hugh Aston Building
De Montfort University
The Newarke

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Places must be booked in advance as there are limited spaces. To book a place, or for more information email Daniel Jones on djones@dmu.ac.uk or telephone 0116 257 7452.

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