Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth


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.

Recent Policy Impact

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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.
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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.