Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth

TED Global, June 2013, Edinburgh

Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector - the “real revolutionaries” - innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state - which many see as a slow, hunkering behemoth - is really one of our most exciting risk-takers and market-shapers.

Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato comes up with a surprising answer: the state.

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Le Monde blogs

Le Monde blogs

“L’économiste britannique Mariana Mazzucato, dont le livre « The entrepreneurial state » vient de paraître, est fatiguée de la rhétorique lancinante” more

New York Times

New York Times

“Most passionate of all was Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex, in England.” more

Forbes review

Forbes review

“Wrong, says economist Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex, in her new book The Entrepreneurial State ” more