Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth

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INNOGEN

INNOGEN

INNOGEN is the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, for which Professor Mazzucato is the Economics Director. Formed in October 2002, it is part of the ESRC Genomics Network studying the evolution of genomics and life sciences and their far-reaching social and economic implications. The life sciences have the potential to transform health care and food production in developed and developing countries and to provide key platforms for economic growth and global competitiveness in the 21st century. Rapid developments in life sciences also challenge our existing regulatory systems and raise new ethical and social issues. Innogen’s research will provide a sound base for decision-making in science, industry, policy and public arenas and will improve our understanding of these groups and their interactions.

Innov-Eq

Innov-Eq

INNOV-EQ, founded by Professor Mazzucato, brings together innovation economists, economic historians and industrial economists to think creatively about the way that innovation and inequality co-evolve – and how this relationship has changed over the course of capitalism. While this concept was central in the analysis of the Classical economists, it has been largely forgotten in contemporary studies of innovation and technological change. With rising inequality across and within countries the issue is now back on the public agenda, particularly in relation to the concept of skill-biased technological change and the impact of a stronger Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime at the global level. Recent work has also begun to examine how the financing of R&D – particularly through venture capital and the stock market – may induce corporate strategies and bubbles which may contribute to rising inequality.

DIME

DIME

DIME is a network of Excellence sponsored by the EU 6th Framework Programme focusing on the role of Europe in the global knowledge economy. It takes a broad perspective covering: geography, evolutionary economics, institutional economics, organisation and management science and other relevant disciplines economics, institutional economics, organization and management science, and other relevant disciplines.

Entrepreneurial State

Entrepreneurial State

The UK government is drawing back the role of the State in the economy, hoping that the private sector will step in, and growth will flourish. Specific hopes are being set around investment in the Green economy, as many countries including the US and China, and also the EC-2020 strategy, are developing strategic visions around Green-led growth for the coming decades. Read more…

IKD

IKD

Innovation Knowledge and Development Centre (IKD) is an inter-faculty research centre at the Open University, founded by Professor Mazzucato in 2004 and directed from 2004 to 2009. IKD brings together different perspectives on the ways that technology creation, knowledge and innovation can contribute to inclusive and sustainable patterns of development. IKD’s strength comes from its ability to cross traditional discipline boundaries allowing a wide ranging research agenda including: Governance and conflict; education; migration and diaspora; health; medical and agricultural biotechnology; innovation and industry dynamics; capabilities and capacity development; public-private partnerships; regulatory frameworks; social justice, complexity and enterprise development and entrepreneurship.

INET

INET

The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), launched with a $50 million pledge from George Soros to promote changes in economic theory and practice through conferences, grants and education initiatives, has selected Academic-Industry Research Network (theAIRnet) to be awarded a project grant (USD 120K) to analyse the ways in which an important financial institution – the stock market—affects the real economic performance of the industrial corporations that are listed on it. Prof Bill Lazonick is the PI of the project, and Prof Mazzucato is a co-investigator.
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Innovation in Pharma and Equity in Health Systems

Innovation in Pharma and Equity in Health Systems

This IKD project, with collaborators in Italy, India, Tanzania and Brazil, was launched in 2008 to research the connections between innovation and equity. It focuses on health care as this represents a crucial issue and “example” in the analysis of the interrelations between innovation and inequality. The aim is to tackle the issue by bringing together an understanding of the construction of capabilities in innovation and manufacturing in pharmaceuticals and the construction of ‘health system capability’ to deliver access to the innovative outputs.