I’m a Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), and Founder/Director of UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. My work is focused on the relationship between innovation and the direction of growth, with emphasis on building symbiotic partnerships that can create a form of growth that is more innovation-led, inclusive and sustainable. I am interested in the use of ‘mission oriented’ policies to direct innovation at the Sustainable Development Goals, and advise global policy makers on this topic. My book,The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (2013, Penguin 2018) looks at the ‘investor of first resort’ role that the State has played in the history of technological change — from the Internet, to biotech— and the implications for directing innovation towards a green revolution. In 2016 I co-edited the book Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth focussed on new economic thinking to drive more effective economic policies. My latest book The Value of Everything, shortlisted for the FT-McKinsey 2018 Award, looks at the need to revisit the difference between value creation, value extraction and value destruction.