Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth - Public Purpose

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I am 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 rethinking the public sector’s role to ensure growth is more innovation-led, inclusive and sustainable. I work with global leaders on ‘mission oriented’ policies, which can steer solutions towards grand challenges from the battle against climate warming to building resilient health systems. My 2013 book, The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, 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 lessons for a Green New Deal. 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 2018 book, The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy, brings the debate about value back to the heart of economics, so to ensure we are rewarding value creation over value extraction and destruction.

Featured TV

BBC World

Interview with IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato

Channel 4 News

Discussing the importance of a Coronavirus budget

CNN

With Amanpour: Green New Deal could fuel growth

Articles by Mazzucato

Toward a New Fiscal Constitution

Toward a New Fiscal Constitution

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing governments to spend on an unprecedented scale, it’s time to restore the state to its proper role as a rudder for the broader economy.

No More Free-Lunch Bailouts

No More Free-Lunch Bailouts

With governments spending on a massive scale to mitigate the economic fallout from COVID-19, they should be positioning their economies for a more sustainable future.

The Big Failure of Small Government

The Big Failure of Small Government

It is no coincidence that countries with mission-driven governments have fared better in the COVID-19 crisis than have countries beholden to the cult of efficiency.

Entrepreneurial State

Financial Times Review

Financial Times Review

“This book has a controversial thesis. But it is basically right. The failure to recognise the role of the government in driving innovation may well be the greatest threat to rising prosperity.”  Martin Wolf    PDF

The Economist Review

The Economist Review

The book ‘points out the big role governments play in creating innovative businesses’

Value Of Everything

Economics in a Post-COVID Age

Economics in a Post-COVID Age

Clive Priddle talks to authors Rebecca Henderson and Mariana Mazzucato, author of The Value of Everything in episode 6 of The Current series.

Money talks: Taming crypto

Money talks: Taming crypto

How do regulators define and tackle crypto-currencies? Professor Mariana Mazzucato explains how economists should measure value.

How to retool our concept of value

How to retool our concept of value

“Mazzucato’s trenchant analysis is a compelling call to reinvent value as a key concept to help us achieve the world we all want.” Robert Costanza

Radio and Podcasts

“The world’s scariest economist” on coronavirus…

“The world’s scariest economist” on coronavirus…

The Times of London called Mariana Mazzucato “the world’s scariest economist.” Quartz describes her as “on a mission to save capitalism from itself.” Wired says she has “a plan to fix capitalism,” and warns that “it’s time we all listened.

Cheerful Book Club: The Value of Everything

Cheerful Book Club: The Value of Everything

“We’re talking to top economist Mariana Mazzucato about her book, ‘The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy’. From ‘wealth creators’ to ‘risk takers’, Mariana challenges the stories we tell about who really creates economic value and dissects how these stories underpin government policy.”

Recent Publications

Featured Talks and Panels

Schumpeter 2019 Lecture

Fourth Schumpeter Innovation in Enterprise lecture at the House of the Estates

 

TED SUMMIT 2019

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Mazzucato delivers a TED talk titled “What is economic value, and who creates it?”

 

Long Now Foundation

Keynote speaker in the series of seminars about Long-term Thinking

 

British Library

Mazzucato launches her new book at the British Library in conversation with Paul Mason

 

Upcoming And Recent Talks

CogX 2020

CogX 2020

Mazzucato delivers keynote “Stakeholder Value and Purpose. Time to walk the talk: a mission oriented approach”

UN-Habitat World Urban Forum

UN-Habitat World Urban Forum

The UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum (WUF10) invited thought-leadership from IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato focused on climate change within global cities.