Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth - Public Purpose
  • "Mazzucato has stormed the global economic debate"
    Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean

  • "Not every day you can talk direction of growth with one of the most outstanding economists of our generation”
    Chancellor Christian Kern, Austria

  • Mazzucato with German Vice-Chancellor & Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel, SPD Chairman Philip Oppermann & Deputy Chairman Hubertus Heil before her keynote to SPD Business conference

  • “That powerful insight is something she explained very clearly in her book. It’s also the insight that lies behind the creation of the Technology Strategy Board.”
    Rt Hon David Willetts, former UK Science Minister

  • "I have been greatly encouraged by the work of Mariana Mazzucato" - Rt Hon Vince Cable, former UK Business Secretary

  • "Professor Mazzucato's vision has had a significant impact on current policy discussions in the Netherlands on innovation policy, specifically in relation to the role of mission-oriented research" - Drs JK Weaselling, Deputy Director General for Enterprise and Innovation, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

  • The Entrepreneurial State is cited at the US Senate Appropriations Committee by Dr Francis S Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

  • Watch University of Sussex film about
    the impact of Mazzucato’s work

Policy Impact

Mariana Mazzucato’s work is challenging and changing the political discourse on the role of the state in driving innovation. She has advised policymakers around the world on how to achieve economic growth that is both smart and inclusive.

She is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors, the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Economics of Innovation and the advisory panel for SITRA (Finnish Innovation Agency). In recent years she has been invited to discuss her work with governments and policymakers in Germany, the USA, Italy, Canada, Brazil, China, Chile, Argentina, the UK, Spain, Norway and others, including global financial organisations such as the OECD and the World Bank.In 2016, Alicia Barcéna, Executive Secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said, “Professor Mazzucato has stormed the global economic debate”.

Her highly acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths has been cited by the Director of the US National Institutes for Health during a hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee in April 2014 as evidence of the state’s critical role in financing innovation and in 2015 she gave evidence to a US Senate Forum of the Middle-Class Prosperity Project.

Policy areas

Public Banks

Health Innovation

Green Innovation


Policy Impact

Influencing discussions
on UK industrial policy

Public debate with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern

Talk to SPD with German
Economic Minister Gabriel

Keynote to
United Nations ECLAC

Report for Brazilian Government on Innovation Policy

Mazzucato’s research cited by Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä

Evidence to US Senate Forum
with Senator Elizabeth Warren

Talk to the European
Investment Bank

Greek Innovation Minister launches Greek Entrepreneurial State

Recent Policy Impact


Professor Mazzucato’s book The Entreprenuerial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths has challenged the established political ...more


In the UK, representatives of the three main political parties have spoken about the influence of Professor Mazzucato’s work on their policies. ...more


At the European level, Professor Mazzucato has recently been a member of two high level task forces advising on innovation and smart ...more

Selected Talks to policymakers

SPD Business Conference

SPD Business Conference

Berlin, Germany -Keynote to German SPD Business Conference with Economic and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and an introduction by SPD Chairman Phillip Oppermann.
Event website.

Innovate UK 2014

Innovate UK 2014

London, UK – Keynote for the leading, multi-sector, networking, conference and exhibition event for business, organised by the Innovate UK: Technology Strategy Board. Event website.

Policy Papers

BBC: From Crowding Out to Dynamising In

BBC: From Crowding Out to Dynamising In

Chapter for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Report, “Is there Still a Place for Public Service Television? Effects of the Changing Economics of Broadcasting.

Policy Reports