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Professor Mazzucato contributes to media around the world. She regularly appears on TV programmes including BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 News, Sky News, Bloomberg News, and Italian programmes including Ballaro' and Otto e Mezzo (see TV interviews here).

Her articles have been published internationally including in the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times, The Economist, Project Syndicate, Foreign Affairs, La Repubblica, the New Statesman and Wired Magazine. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Forbes magazine, The Economist, the Financial Times, The New York Review of Books, and Corriere della Sera among others. For a full list of articles see links below.

In 2013 the New Republic called her "one of the three most important thinkers about innovation". Click here to download a press bio sheet.

Media Contact: IIPP Communications Team, iippcomms@ucl.ac.uk, T: 07388 220 201

Featured Articles By Mazzucato

Boris Johnson’s Failed COVID-19 Launch

Boris Johnson’s Failed COVID-19 Launch

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has embraced mission-oriented governance in letter but not in spirit. Far from empowering the state to serve the public interest, his plan for a COVID-19 testing “moonshot” threatens to weaken further the capacity of the public-health sector.

Featured Articles About Mazzucato

Mission Economy review – the return of the state

Mission Economy review – the return of the state

“The case for a new approach is overwhelming and Mariana Mazzucato’s project is ambitious. By focusing on the immense power of governments to shape markets, she argues that capitalism itself can be remade. Mazzucato aims to infuse capitalism with public interest rather than private gain.” more

Mission Economy review: Lessons from the Moonshot for fixing global problems

Mission Economy review: Lessons from the Moonshot for fixing global problems

“Mazzucato presents her arguments so simply and clearly that they can seem obvious. In fact, they are revolutionary. Rethinking the role of government nationally and in the international economy — to put public purpose first and solve the problems that matter to people — are now the central questions for humanity.” more

WHO establishes Council on the Economics of Health for All

WHO establishes Council on the Economics of Health for All

“Chaired by noted economist Professor Mazzucato […] the Council will aim to create a body of work that sees investment in local and global health systems as an investment in the future, not as a short-term cost. Designing such investments makes our economies more healthy, inclusive and sustainable.” more

ECONOMICS AGITATOR

ECONOMICS AGITATOR

“Mazzucato may be one of the world’s highest-profile economists since the publication of The Entrepreneurial State. She expanded the discussion in 2018’s The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy.” Bob Simison more

Public investment ‘is key to escaping crisis’

Public investment ‘is key to escaping crisis’

“For some on the left, the inevitability of more government spending – on both benefits and big job-creating projects – is an opportunity. The prospect has certainly cheered up the markets, with a recent rally on Wall Street. But Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London… more

Featured TV

CNN Amanpour

Mazzucato says inclusive recovery is possible

Bloomberg TV

Covid Recovery Funds Not Structured Properly

BBC World

Interview with IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato

Channel 4 News

Discussing the importance of a Coronavirus budget

Featured Radio

“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.

Featured Blogs

Rethinking Value

Rethinking Value

“What happens when we confuse price with value? We end up undervaluing care. We pollute more. And the financial sector is allowed to brag about how productive it is—while often just moving around existing value, created by others. Most importantly we end up with a form of capitalism that rewards value extraction activities over value… more