Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth - Public Purpose
  • Speaking at FT Innovate 2014 conference

  • TED Global 2013 – more than 700,000 views

  • The Entrepreneurial State: Keynote presentation at APRPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, 2014

  • Socialising risk and privatising reward: speaking at the World Economic Forum, 2013


Professor Mazzucato regularly gives talks to public and private sector organisations around the world on the economics of growth and innovation.

She has spoken to Governments, public sector agencies, business and private sector organisations in countries including the UK, USA, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and China about the role of the state in modern capitalism and how to achieve smart, inclusive economic growth.

Recent transnational organisations where she has given keynotes include the OECD, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Her 2013 TED Global talk, “Government: investor – risk taker – innovator”, has been viewed more than 700,000 times.

Her book, The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, is stirring up much needed debate worldwide and been covered by leading international publications including The New York Times, the Financial Times and The Economist. In 2014 Professor Mazzucato won the New Statesman SPERI prize in political economy.

To book Professor Mazzucato to give a talk contact Wendy Morris, London Speakers Bureau (please cc:

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Featured Talks


Debate with Jeffrey Sachs and Carlota Perez on ‘Tackling Global Challenges through Mission Oriented Innovation’ at the RSA.

University of Cambridge

Keynote on ‘Smart and Inclusive Growth: a new narrative on wealth creation’ at the Cambridge Public Policy Annual Lecture.

SPD Business Conference

Professor Mazzucato’s Keynote to German SPD Business Conference with Economic and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

UN Economic Commission

Keynote to UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean with Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena and Mexican Finance Minister, Luis Videgaray Caso.

Raúl Prebisch Lecture

Professor Mazzucato’s lecture at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean, following Joseph Stiglitz and Dani Rodrik.

TED Global

Government: investor – risk taker – innovator. Professor Mazzucato’s TED Global has been viewed more than 700,000 times.

upcoming and recent talks

European Central Bank

European Central Bank

Sinitra, Portugal – Panel discussion on “Innovation, Investment and Productivity” at the ECB Central Banking Forum. more

Camera dei Deputati

Camera dei Deputati

Rome, Italy – Keynote on “The Entrepreneurial State and Mission-Oriented Industrial Policies”. Other speakers include Luigi Di Maio and Laura Castelli. more