Ann Pettifor is a political economist and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She is best known for predicting the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-9 with her book: The Coming First World Debt Crisis (Palgrave, 2006) and for her 2018 book: The Case for the Green New Deal. In 2008 she (together with colleagues from the economics and environmental sectors) co-wrote the original Green New Deal (GND). In January 2022 the Scottish government appointed Pettifor to its Just Transition Commission. Ms Pettifor writes a regular newsletter on Substack: System Change.