Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD)
One of Bloomberg’s ‘Ones to Watch’ 2019
Professor Mariana Mazzucato regularly gives talks to public and private sector organisations around the world on the economics of growth and innovation.
Mariana’s new book ‘The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy’ has already been nominated for the Best Business book of the year Award by FT McKinsey.
She has spoken to Governments, public sector agencies, business and private sector organisations in countries including the UK, USA, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and China about the role of the state in modern capitalism and how to achieve smart, inclusive economic growth.
Recent transnational organisations where she has given keynotes include the OECD, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Her 2013 TED Global talk, “Government: investor – risk taker – innovator”, has been viewed more than 700,000 times.
- Rethinking Value and Public Purpose: a mission-oriented approach.
- Innovation, Economics & Public Policy
- Rethinking innovation policy: trends, opportunities and risks
- Matching Health Needs and Pharmaceutical Research – How to set the research agenda for public health
Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL),and is Founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). IIPP is dedicated to rethinking the role of public policy in shaping both the rate of growth and its direction—and training the next generation of civil servants with a focus on the dynamic organisational capabilities required for mission-oriented policies.
She is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis, and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation‘ by the New Republic.
She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive growth and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Leadership Council; and SITRA’s Advisory Panel in Finland. She is currently a Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and has recently authored a high impact EC report Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union. She is also a Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, for the OECD’s New Growth Narrative.
Her research is funded by many international grants including from the European Commission, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Open Society Institutes.
Her book, The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, is stirring up much needed debate worldwide and been covered by leading international publications including The New York Times, the Financial Times and The Economist. In 2014 Professor Mazzucato won the New Statesman SPERI prize in political economy.