SPRU, University of Sussex
Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) currently holds the RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. From March 1st 2017, she will be joining University College London (UCL) to found and direct a new Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. Mazzucato’s highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (Anthem 2013; Public Affairs, 2015) was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. She is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy and the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis and in 2013 she was named as one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation‘ in the New Republic.
She has advised policy makers around the world on innovation-led growth and 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 SITRA’s (Finnish Innovation Fund) Advisory Panel. Her current research projects include two funded by the EC Horizon 2020 programme: Innovation-fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth (ISIGrowth) and Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society (Dolfins) and a new project on Rethinking Medical Innovation by the Open Society Foundations. She has also recently worked on research projects through the Ford Foundation and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and on work commissioned by organizations including NASA, the European Space Agency and the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology.
She is co-editor of a new book Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Wiley Blackwell, July 2016).) and is currently writing The Value of Everything, which will be published by Penguin’s Allen Lane in 2017.