UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


In the media archive

IIPP's research is regularly featured in the media around the world.



Mariana Mazzucato discusses the themes of her new book, the Value of Everything, Bloomberg Surveillance, 12 September 2018

Mariana Mazzucato on the concept of value in economicsChannel 4 News, 26 April 2018

Mariana Mazzucato on rethinking capitalism to create global value, Bloomberg Surveillance, 24 April 2018

Mariana Mazzucato on the Carillion collapse, BBC Newsnight, 31 January 2018

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Mariana Mazzucato: the best books about the financial marketThe Guardian, 14 August 2018

Professor Mazzucato’s The Value of Everything longlisted for FT Business Book of the Year, The Financial Times, 13 August 2018

IIPP's Josh-Ryan Collins and Laurie Mcfarlane's new book listed in "Best books of 2017: Economics", The Financial Times, 1 December 2017

Carlota Pérez's 'brilliant work' on cycles in economic history praised, Forbes, 25 November 2017

Mariana Mazzucato on Productivity and the UK Budget, Channel 4 News, 23 November 2017



Mariana Mazzucato is interviewed about her ambitions for IIPP, Times Education Supplement, 2 March 2017

Carlota Pérez on The State ... Fueling Growth and Prosperity,  Global Peter Drucker Forum 201717 November, 2017

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'Let those who use our tax havens contribute to the Irma repairs' Mariana Mazzucato, Guardian, 10 September 2017

'Trump’s infrastructure plan isn’t smart' Mariana Mazzucato, Guardian, 18 June 2017


Rogoff & Mazzucato on the next crisis

Mariana Mazzucato speaks on a podcast with Harvard Professor & Former IMF Chief Economist Ken Rogoff Bloomberg Surveillance podcast, 12 September 2018

Understanding the Changing Calculation of Value

Mariana Mazzucato discusses her new book the Value of Everything and how value is calculated in markets and economies, Bloomberg Surveillance TV, 12 September 2018

Economy wrongly rewards value extractors vs creators

Mariana Mazzucato discusses her new book the Value of Everything, Bloomberg Markets AM Radio, 12 September 2018

Who Really Creates Value in an Economy?

Mariana Mazzucato, Project Syndicate, 11 September 2018

A new way to calculate economic value

Mariana Mazzucato speaks on the Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC radio, 10 September 2018

Is nationalisation an answer to climate change? 

Kate Aronoff, The Intercept, 8 September 2018

Growing Firms: Mend the gap

Douglas Fraser, bbc.co.uk, 7 September 2018

Is the Government More Entrepreneurial Than You Think?

Mariana Mazzucato talks to Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics Podcast, 5 September 2018

A more active state is essential to a new economy

Michael Jacobs, New Statesman, 5 September 2018

A new economic plan that could make Labour the natural party of government

Paul Mason, New Statesman, 5 September 2018

Prosperity and justice: a new vision for Britain’s economy

Laurie Macfarlane, Open Democracy, 5 September 2018

Use it or lose it': Climate action could deliver $26tr economic boost

Madeleine Cuff and James Murray, Business Green, 5 September 2018

The independently minded economist who has Labour’s ear

Phillip Aldrick, The Times, 3 September 2018

Mariana Mazzucato talks to Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2

(Listen from 1:09:33), 30 August 2018

It's Not Either Growth Or The Environment

Nicolas Colin, Forbes, 30 August 2018

Are B Corps An Elite Charade For Changing The World?

Jay Coen Gilbert, Forbes, 30 August 2018

Economist Mariana Mazzucato on the Downside of Shareholder Value

Leslie Norton, Barron's, 29 August 2018

Forget profit. It’s love and fun that drive innovations like Parkrun

Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, 29 August 2018

‘Moonshots’ may never see liftoff without a plan

Laura Greenhalgh, Politico, 28 August 2018

Innovation can help ease climate change

Dick Winchester, Energy Voice, 28 August 2018

Mariana Mazzucato: the best books about the financial market

Mariana Mazzucato, The Guardian, 16 August 2018

Ten years after the crash, civil society has come a long way. But much more remains to be done

Fran Boait, openDemocracyUK, 16 August 2018

Business Book of the Year 2018 — the longlist

Andrew Hill, The Financial Times, 13 August 2018

Elon Musk and the dangerous cliché of the disruptive visionary

Tom Vanderbilt, Wired, 13 August 2018

The simple economic strategy the US should steal from China

Gwynn Guilford, Quartz, 12 August 2018

Overcoming distrust of government and rethinking public value

Ken Smith, The Mandarin, 9 August 2018

Educational reform for Egypt 2030

Haro Karkour, Ahram Online, 1 August 2018

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

Steve Denning, Forbes, 26 July 2018

When is capitalism going to end? Making a case for a new economic chapter

Hans Pienaar, BusinessDay, 25 July 2018

Will a Scottish National Investment Bank grow the economy?

Augusta Riddy, New Statesman, 22 July 2018

Are we getting climate finance all wrong?

Jessica Brown and Ilmi Granoff, Climate Home News, 20 July 2018

Movers and shakers: The seven Horizon Europe budget players to watch

Éanna Kelly, ScienceBusiness, 18 July 2018

Booklist review of the Value of Everything

Jennifer Adams, Booklist Online, 18 July 2018

The Tory vision for a post-Brexit economy is a dead-end – but there is an alternative

Chi Onwurah, The Independent, 17 July 2018

Let’s make private data into a public good

Mariana Mazzucato, MIT Technology Review, 27 June 2018

Irish house prices sky-high due to finance not scarcity

Ann Pettifor, The Irish Times, 22 June 2018

The value of government risk-taking, thinking big

The Daily Star Lebannon, 22 June 2018

The Value of Government Risk Taking

Mariana Mazzucato, Project Syndicate, 12 June 2018

Ever-increasing data traffic is the latest of the ‘network effects’

NS McPhater, The Financial Times, 12 June 2018

Bring on the EU moonshots

Éanna Kelly, ScienceBusiness, 12 June 2018

Give philosophers a pay rise, they’re much more important than robots

Joy Lo Dico, Evening Standard, 9 June 2018

Mariana Mazzucato’s bold mission to reform the global economy

Adam Tooze, The New Statesman, 7 June 2018

Horizon Europe will connect the public to European science

Joanna Roberts, Horizon, 7 June 2018

EU research ‘missions’ may hit political hurdles, MEP suggests

Florin Zubascu, ScienceBusiness, 5 June 2018

State must provide opportunities to budding entrepreneurs

Tehreem Husain, The Express Tribune, 4 June 2018

The Value of Everything review: How to end the we make, they take economy

Angela Nagle, The Irish Times, 2 June 2018

White House unleashes billionaires to boost the space race

Gillian Tett, The Financial Times, 31 May 2018

City Pages Q&A: Economics professor and author Mariana Mazzucato on her latest book The Value of Everything

Jasper Jolly, City A.M., 29 May 2018

A British economics professor is debunking again; this time, her target is the conventional wisdom that so-called wealth creators deserve to accumulate massive riches.

Kirkus Reviews, 28 May 2018

It’s a magic number

Mariana Mazzucato, The Times Literary Supplement, 24 May 2018

Capitalism’s greatest weakness? It confuses price with value

Mariana Mazzucato, World Economic Forum, 22 May 2018

AI can reduce UK cancer deaths by 10%, says Theresa May

"Mrs May’s approach has been influenced by Mariana Mazzucato, the economist who is an advocate of state intervention and who has also advised the Labour party."  Henry Mance, The Financial Times, 21 May 2018

Why Theresa May is like Alexander Hamilton (minus the musical)

"This latest approach reflects the influence of Mariana Mazzucato, with whom I co-chair our commission for mission oriented innovation and industrial strategy." David Willetts, The Times, 21 May 2018

Mariana Mazzucato on making waves as an economist — and in the pool

Delphine Strauss, The Financial Times, 11 May 2018

Economists Are Evolving, But Old-School Textbooks Aren't

Mark Buchanan commends Mariana Mazzucato's argument that welfare theorems exerting influence over the framing of policy analysis. Bloomberg,  4 May 2018

Money talks: Taming crypto

Professor Mariana Mazzucato explains how economists should measure value (from 6m49s). Helen Joyce, The Economist, 1 May 2018

Has economics failed? 

FT readers and writers debate the future of the discipline, Mariana Mazzucato writes on reconsidering the definition of value, The Financial Times, 1 May 2018

Mariana Mazzucato: “Trump is a passing problem in the US – Brexit is not”

George Eaton, The New Statesman, 1 May 2018

Review: The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato — how to save capitalism

Philip Collins, The Times, 28 April 2018

Interview: Meet Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato shares "a positive vision of growth based on innovation and profit-sharing", Liam Halligan, The Spectator, 28 April 2018

Who creates a nation’s economic value?

Martin Wolf reviews The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato, The Financial Times, 24 April 2018

Melrose’s purchase of GKN demonstrates capitalism’s fundamental failing

"As Mariana Mazzucuto’s new book explains, our economy has been financialised and no longer rewards real value creation." Chi Onwurah, The Newstatesman, 23 April 2018

Let’s make things again in Scotland – we’ll all benefit

Lesley Riddoch, The National, 19 April 2018

How to retool our concept of value

Robert Costanza applauds Mariana Mazzucato’s call for more-productive, equal and sustainable economies, Nature, 18 April 2018

Perils of the free market

Fran Boait reviews The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato, Prospect, 17 April 2018 

Emmanuel Macron’s artificial intelligence pitch risks falling short

"Mazzucato makes a convincing case that radical innovation cannot be pushed by research alone, but rather should be pulled by the government’s determination to fulfil missions"
Nicolas Colin, The Financial Times 5 April 2018

Mike Bracken: By moving data out of the centre, the government is making it harder to deliver its own policies

Mike Bracken, NS Tech, 4 April 2018

Tackling plastic pollution needs policy and new science

Clive Cookson highlights Mariana Mazzucato's recent European Commission proposal to create a mission for a “a plastic-free ocean”, The Financial Times, 29 March, 2018

Populist economics can be sensible

"Mariana Mazzucato points out that strong governments enrich the economic environment, among other ways by supporting better training and coherent development projects."
Edward Hadas, Reuters, 28 March 2018

Scotland plans £2bn national investment bank

Mure Dickie, Financial Times, 28 Feb 2018

Scottish government to launch national investment bank

Libby Brooks, The Guardian, 28 Feb 2018

UCL professor plays key role in Scotland’s new public investment bank

UCL News, 28 Feb 2018

Missions could make Europe cool again

Joanna Roberts, Horizon, 27 Feb 2018

Mission-oriented innovation could stimulate growth while tackling plastic in seas, dirty cities and dementia

UCL News, 22 Feb 2018

Scientists seek continuing free movement after Brexit

Clive Cookson, Financial Times, 22 Feb 2018

London Assembly Economy Committee

Mariana Mazzucato was invited to discuss the London Mayor's Draft Economic Development Strategy, 16 January 2018
London - for richer, for poorer?, 15 January 2018

Investments in space pay off

Mariana Mazzucato's approach of turning "economic uncertainty into calculable risk" works well for the space industry. Stephen Stanford, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1 January 2018

The Year Ahead 2018: Rediscovering Public Wealth Creation

IIPP Director argues that the wealth-creating role of the state is often forgotten, and the lessons cross political divides. Mariana Mazzucato, Project Syndicate, 21 December 2017

Must-Reads of 2017: Getting Serious About Land

"The book that did the most to alter my perception of the world." Rethinking the Economics of Land by Josh-Ryan Collins and Laurie Mcfarlane, reviewed, Justin Fox, Bloomberg View, 27 December 2017

Innovation in social care presents business opportunities at home and abroad

The work of Mariana Mazzucato is influencing the Labour party's industrial strategy, Rebecca Long Bailey and Barbara Keeley, The Times, Red Box, 21 November 2017

The Problem With Expensive Real Estate

The work of IIPP’s Joshua Ryan-Collins on land and its economic role, spotlighted in Bloomberg, Justin Fox, Bloomberg View, 16 November 2017

More intervention from state can help soften Brexit blow

Mariana Mazzucato says "We need to rethink the state’s role to allow it to be an active participant with business" Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard, 8 November 2017

Don’t mess with Mariana, the world’s scariest economist

Mariana Mazzucato says “As with all innovators, the state must be allowed to make mistakes” Helen Rumbelow, The Times, 7 November 2017

Time to slay the free-market myth monster

"Mazzucato has gathered an impressive selection of big names in the non-private economy on the IIPP’s advisory board." Edward Hadas, Reuters Breaking Views, 19 October 2017

Governments 'must create markets for good'

"Governments have a pivotal role to play in creating markets that innovate for the benefit of their citizens." Julian Blake, Digital Agenda, 15 October 2017

We all want economic growth. The real question is what type?

IIPP's Director on whether capitalism is at a crossroads. Mariana Mazzucato, Guardian, 1 October 2017



Discussion on the space innovation economy with the FT, 9 August 2017

Discussion on green innovation, China and Trump with the Banker, 1 February 2017


Boom and bust

Carlota Perez, Honorary Professor at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose discusses “Boom and busts’ in an interview with Peter Day, Global Peter Drucker Forum, 12 September 2017
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After Irma, let those who use our tax havens contribute to the repairs

IIPP's Director on why governments need to make critical investments that transform their societies in ways that create capacity, knowledge and long-run growth. Mariana Mazzucato, The Guardian, 10 September 2017

IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato discusses the role of the state and sustainable growth

Corinna Milborn, Puls4 News, Austria, 7 September 2017

Britain’s economy is ‘broken’ and failing to tackle inequality, says major new report

Report on the IPPR's Commission on Economic Justice (of which IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato is a member) new report ‘Time for Change’. Ben Chu, Independent, 6 September 2017

These are the five myths about Labour’s industrial strategy

"Our industrial strategy is inspired by the work of leading economist Mariana Mazzucato." Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy Chi Onwurah, Independent, 3 September 2017

The billionaire space race

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“Entrepreneur means risk-taking and forming new markets. I think all the different actors in space, including NASA, has an entrepreneurial role.” IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato is interviewed for an FT documentary on the future of the space innovation economy. Financial Times, 9 August 2017

How Britain fell out of love with the free market

IIPP's Director Mariana Mazzucato is cited as an influence on Labour policies arguing for state funded research. Andy Beckett, Guardian, 4 August 2017

Shooting for the moon: why we need a new mission for a zero-carbon future

Laurie Macfarlane, IIPP Honorary Research Associate, explains why we need to take mission-orientated approach to make a transition to to a zero carbon economy. Open Democracy, 1 August  2017

Look at the phone in your hand – you can thank the state for that

"Radical innovation, Professor Mariana Mazzucato reveals, almost always starts with the government - what makes a smartphone smart was actually funded by government." Rutger Bregman, Guardian, 12 July 2017

“O que seria da Google sem a Internet e o GPS? Nada”

Professor Mariana Mazzucato, argues that the state must be rewarded for the risks it takes. Sérgio Aníbal, Publico, 9 July 2017 (Portuguese)

“A maior parte das PME não presta”

Professor Mariana Mazzucato says Governments need to lead and provide direction which can be followed by the private sector. Riu Peres Jorge, Negocios, 5 July 2017 (Portuguese)

"Há governos que se prostituem para captar investimento"

Professor Mariana Mazzucato, advocates a strong and innovative state, without taxpayers' money, there would be no scientific breakthroughs. Luís Reis Ribeiro, Diario de noticias, 3 July 2017

Trump’s infrastructure plan is a pillar of his agenda. It also isn’t very smart

Infrastructure should not be seen as a quick fix, and it should equally not be seen as an opportunity for the private sector to make a quick buck. Mariana Mazzucato, The Guardian US, 18 June 2017

Il capitalismo è morto anche noi economisti non stiamo bene

Interview with Professor Mariana Mazzucato about "Rethinking Capitalism". Giuliano Aluffi, La Repubblica, 16 June 2017 (Italian)

Italian economy and low research and development spending

IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato is interviewed for Otto e Mezzo, LA7, 24 May 2017 (Italian)

Necesitamos sector público y que no dependa de los partidos

An interview with Professor Mariana Mazzucato, where she says the true distinction in economics is not between public and private companies, but between good and bad. Lluís Amiguet, La Vanguardia, 10 May 2017 (Spanish)

“No ho sé”
RAC 1, 12 May 2017 (Spanish)

Is Labour’s plan to raise corporation tax a good idea?

“We should be trying to attract investment based on being a really great place to invest, not low tax rates,”. IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato is quoted in the FT. Gemma Tetlow and Jim Pickard, Financial Times, 10 May 2017

UK Election

IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato is interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 2 May 2017

IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato is interviewed for BBC Newsnight, 2 May 2017

"We need to better understand how modern capitalism works—and why, in key ways, it now doesn’t." Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato, Dissent, April 2017

UK budget

IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato is interviewed for BBC Newsnight, 9 March 2017

Interview with Mariana Mazzucato

Professor Mariana Mazzucato on rethinking the role of the public sector and her aims as founder of the new UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Hilary Lamb, Times Higher Education, 2 March 2017

China under Trump: The green innovation race

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Stefania Palma, The Banker, 1 February 2017

You always need the state to roar (PDF)

Professor Mariana Mazzucato discusses the state’s vital — and under-appreciated — role in creating and shaping markets. John Thornhill, Financial Times, 14 August 2015