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Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation & Public Value at University College London (UCL), she is the Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose

Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP).  She received her BA from Tufts University and her MA and PhD from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. Her previous posts include the RM Phillips Professorial Chair at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex University. She is a selected fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and of the Italian National Science Academy (Lincei).

She is winner of international prizes including the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, 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, one of the 50 most creative people in business in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by WIRED.

Mariana Mazzucato speaks on new book about the concept of value as part of our public lecture series Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose in 21st-Century Capitalism.

Her highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (2013) investigates the critical role the state plays in driving growth—and her book The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy (2018) looks at how value creation needs to be rewarded over value extraction. Her latest book Mission Economy: a moonshot guide to changing capitalism is now available.

She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. Her current roles include being Chair of the World Health Organization's Council on the Economics of Health for All and a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors, the South African President’s Economic Advisory Council, the OECD Secretary General’s Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative, the UN High Level Advisory Board for Economic and Social Affairs, Argentina’s Economic and Social Council, Vinnova’s Advisory Panel in Sweden, and Norway’s Research Council. Previously, through her role as Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (2017-2019), she authored the high-impact report on Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union, turning “missions” into a crucial new instrument in the European Commission’s Horizon innovation programme.


Media highlights

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stop whining about big government

The New York Times Sway Podcast | 15 March 2021

Foreign Affairs
Capitalism After the Pandemic:
Getting the Recovery Right

Foreign Affairs | 2 October 2020

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Building Back Worse

Project Syndicate  | 22 March 2021

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How 'moonshot' thinking could save the world

CNN Amanpour | 28 January 2021

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Selected Publications

For a full list of publications visit Professor Mazzucato's UCL profile.

Books
  • Mazzucato, M. (2021), Mission Economy - A moonshot guide to changing capitalism, Penguin, Allen Lane-Penguin: London, UK
  • Mazzucato, M. (2018), The Value of Everything - making and taking in the global economy, Penguin, Allen Lane-Penguin: London, UK
  • Jacobs, M. and Mazzucato, M. Eds (2016), Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, Wiley-Blackwell, London, ISBN: 978-1-119-12095-7
  • Mazzucato, M. (2013), The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, Anthem Press: London, UK, ISBN 9780857282521, US edition (Public Affairs) and translated into Italian (Laterza), German (Kunstmann), Spanish (RBA Books), Portuguese (Companhia Das Letras), Dutch (Nieuw Amsterdam), Greek (Kritiki), and forthcoming in Chinese, Japanese, Korean,and Polish.
  • Mazzucato, M., Lowe, J., Shipman, A. and Trigg, A. (2010), Personal Investment: financial planning in an uncertain world, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK, ISBN 978-0-230-24660-7:1-448
  • Mazzucato, M. and Dosi, G. (eds.) (2006), Knowledge Accumulation and Industry Evolution: pharma-biotech, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, ISBN 0-521-85822-4: 1-446
  • Mazzucato, M. (ed.) (2002), Strategy for Business, a Reader, Sage Publications: London, UK, ISBN 0-7619-7413-X: 1-378
  • Mazzucato, M. (2000), Firm Size, Innovation and Market Structure: the evolution of market concentration and instability, Edward Elgar: Northampton, MA, USA, ISBN 1-84064-346-3: 1-138
Selected journal articles (peer reviewed)
Academic working papers
  • Deleidi, M., Mazzucato, M. and Semieniuk, G. (2019). Neither crowding in nor out: Public direct investment mobilising private investment into renewable electricity projects. UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Working Paper Series (IIPP WP 2019-10). Available at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/public-purpose/wp2019-10

Contact

For media enquiries: iipp-mediaenquiries@ucl.ac.uk

For event enquiries: iipp-director-pa@ucl.ac.uk