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Growing firms: Mend the gap

Growing firms: Mend the gap

“Being “mission-oriented” sounds like the influence of Mariana Mazzucato, who argues strenuously for recognition and enhancement of the role of the state as an investor and shaper of the economy.” Douglas Fraser

Business Book of the Year 2018 — the longlist

Business Book of the Year 2018 — the longlist

“Mariana Mazzucato’s thought-provoking The Value of Everything, which argues for a more sustainable form of capitalism, “pushes us to get away from the simplistic creed that markets are always good and governments always bad”, according to the FT review.” Andrew Hill

Interview with Times Higher Education

Interview with Times Higher Education

Mariana Mazzucato discusses misconceptions surrounding innovation, rethinking the role of the public sector and her aims as founder of a new innovation institute at UCL.

Sisters doing what they love

Sisters doing what they love

“Valentina and Mariana Mazzucato are both leading scholars in their fields of research: migration and the economics of innovation, respectively. […] Judging by these sisters, if there’s a key to success, it’s enthusiasm.” Jolien Linssen

Lunch with the FT: Mariana Mazzucato

Lunch with the FT: Mariana Mazzucato

The first time I saw Mariana Mazzucato in action was when she intellectually eviscerated a guileless American venture capitalist.” John Thornhill    PDF

Government R&D, Private Profits and the American Taxpayer

Government R&D, Private Profits and the American Taxpayer

“Professor Mazzucato’s proposal is worth pondering…. Taxpayers have a large, unacknowledged role in the nation’s innovation. They deserve some credit. […], if that’s what it would take to power innovation’s future.” Eduardo Porter

The Entrepreneurial State

The Entrepreneurial State

“Ms Mazzucato is right to argue that the state has played a role in producing game-changing breakthroughs, and that its contribution to the success of technology-based businesses should not be underestimated.” Schumpeter column

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Technology is not a threat for jobs in UAE

Technology is not a threat for jobs in UAE

“Speaking during the panel discussion, Mariana Mazzucato, professor of economics of innovation and public value, University College London, said that the hoarding of capital is affecting the job market. “When you have $2 trillion in the US and $2 trillion in Europe in hoarding that hurts jobs market,” she said.” Waheed Abbas

“Let innovators shape the future of jobs”: MIT research head

“Let innovators shape the future of jobs”: MIT research head

“UCL’s professor of economics of innovation and public value Mariana Mazzucato took the view that a “top-down” approach to economics is short-changing citizens in an era where GDP levels are at an all-time high.” James Dartnell

‘Fearless Girl’ appears at EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit

‘Fearless Girl’ appears at EIT Climate-KIC’s Climate Innovation Summit

“The statue’s appearance at Climate-KIC’s proprietary conference also reflects the organisation’s commitment to female empowerment. In fact, the Climate Innovation Summit was opened by not one—but three women: Sandrine Dixon-Decleve, Co-President, Club of Rome, Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, Climate-KIC and Mariana Mazzucato, Professor, UCL and Founder/Director, Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose.”

Best Business Books 2018: Economics

Best Business Books 2018: Economics

“An inquiry into the nature of value in an economy might not seem an obvious place to begin. Yet The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, by Mariana Mazzucato, helps establish the intellectual roots of the odd history of the past decade.” Ryan Avent

Reinforcing the Turkish entrepreneurial state: Opinion

Reinforcing the Turkish entrepreneurial state: Opinion

“Focusing on the U.S. case, Prof. Mazzucato debunks the myth that the state is a backward regressive structure while the private sector is the mother of all innovation.[…] Prof. Mazzucato’s work shows that cooperation between the public and private sectors can increase a country’s technological development, and that the neo-liberal “small state is beautiful” claim is not always true.” Soner Kistak

Why The Responsibletech Wave Is About To Challenge Your World View

Why The Responsibletech Wave Is About To Challenge Your World View

“Straight after, Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the economics of Innovation and Public Value Director, changed gears and talked about missions and how what the private and public sectors are allowed to do needs to change in order for public value to be nurtured to create more moonshots like going to the moon back in the 1960’s.” Paul Armstrong

Why We Need a New Way to Measure the Economy

Why We Need a New Way to Measure the Economy

“Economist Mariana Mazzucato believes that imbalance is indicative of another crisis in the making, this one fueled in part through faulty methods used to measure economic performance.”

Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking

Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking

“Policymakers need to shift focus from filling investment gaps to creating new trajectories for ambitious low-carbon innovation, says Mariana Mazzucato. A missions-led approach should be at the heart of efforts align the economy with climate and sustainability goals, she tells Environmental Finance.”

Our hacked future

Our hacked future

“Even as the remarkable breakthroughs of medical connectivity Lee describes advance, Mariana Mazzucato sees innovation coming to a halt in the pharmaceutical industry. Instead, she sees overly-wide patents capturing markets, taxpayers being cheated out of the dividends from publicly-funded research and industry profits going to shareholders and executives instead of into the mission of health care.” Nathan Gardels

Booked: Valuing the World, with Mariana Mazzucato

Booked: Valuing the World, with Mariana Mazzucato

“In her new book, economist Mariana Mazzucato explodes the myth that wealth is created solely by a select few trailblazing entrepreneurs, and lays out how our collective innovation can be put into the service of a more equal economy.” Kate Aronoff

It Takes Missions, Not Solutions, To Solve Today’s Problems

It Takes Missions, Not Solutions, To Solve Today’s Problems

“It’s time politicians realize that solving people’s problems is not about rushing forward with quick fixes and anecdotal solutions. Rather it is about embracing what Mariana Mazzucato calls “mission-oriented innovation” as the main lever of policymaking.” Nicolas Colin

Should countries profit each time you buy an iPhone? This economist says yes

Should countries profit each time you buy an iPhone? This economist says yes

“In her new book The Value of Everything, published in the U.S. last month, Mazzucato explains the concept of value extraction — also referred to as rent-seeking — as overcharging for a good or service rather than producing anything new, and blocking competition” Ali May

Future of innovation in Australia uncertain after latest #LibSpill

Future of innovation in Australia uncertain after latest #LibSpill

“Mazzucato’s approach is different from the neoclassical one purveyed by the Australian Government. While incentives to innovate stem from a desire for higher economic growth, creating a direction for innovation will shape the future society.” Rachel French

How to Fill the Gaps in the U.S. Economy

How to Fill the Gaps in the U.S. Economy

“What do the internet, nuclear power, GPS, cloud computing, voice recognition and artificial intelligence all have in common? They were all developed with the help of the U.S. government. As economist Mariana Mazzucato and others have documented, government-led research efforts have been crucial to breakthroughs in a number of key technologies that later yielded big dividends for American industry.” Noah Smith

Challenging the way our society matches risks and rewards

Challenging the way our society matches risks and rewards

The Value of Everything will rekindle a much-needed debate about the kind of world we really want to live in. The author argues that we must revisit the basics. She dissects the status quo and chal- lenges how our society matches risks and rewards.” Henry Friesen

Growing firms: Mend the gap

Growing firms: Mend the gap

“Being “mission-oriented” sounds like the influence of Mariana Mazzucato, who argues strenuously for recognition and enhancement of the role of the state as an investor and shaper of the economy.” Douglas Fraser

Parasitic Capitalism Exposed

Parasitic Capitalism Exposed

“Mariana Mazzucato’s new book is a detailed exposé of the parasitic character of modern capitalism, drawing on Karl Marx’s theory of the source of value creation. But understanding the law of value is only a first step to providing an alternative to a system that cannot overcome its inevitable tendency for periodic crises and which needs to be overthrown” Peter Taaffe

Economist Mariana Mazzucato on the Downside of Shareholder Value

Economist Mariana Mazzucato on the Downside of Shareholder Value

“A narrow definition of value—that things are worth simply what someone is willing to pay—has led to an excessive focus on shareholder value and increasing income inequality, argues the economist Mariana Mazzucato.” Leslie P. Norton

Ten years after the crash, civil society has come a long way. But much more remains to be done

Ten years after the crash, civil society has come a long way. But much more remains to be done

“As well as fantastic student and university focused organisations like Rethinking Economics, there is a growing number of thinkers writing about how we need to ditch neoclassical economics and be more pluralist in our approach. Even new institutes are being set up such as Mariana Mazzucato’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL.” Fran Boait

Business Book of the Year 2018 — the longlist

Business Book of the Year 2018 — the longlist

“Mariana Mazzucato’s thought-provoking The Value of Everything, which argues for a more sustainable form of capitalism, “pushes us to get away from the simplistic creed that markets are always good and governments always bad”, according to the FT review.” Andrew Hill

Elon Musk and the dangerous cliché of the disruptive visionary

Elon Musk and the dangerous cliché of the disruptive visionary

“Of course, no entrepreneur, not even Elon Musk, is an island. As Mariana Mazzucato writes in The Entrepreneurial State, Tesla, Solar City and Space X have “benefitted from $4.9 billion in local, state and federal government support, such as grants, tax breaks and investments in factory construction and subsidised loans.” ” Tom Vanderbilt 

The simple economic strategy the US should steal from China

The simple economic strategy the US should steal from China

“Trump and others are right to fear for US competitiveness. But instead of blaming China’s economic management, the US president should look instead at his own. As the economist Mariana Mazzucato argues, the state has long been a crucial engine of innovation—including in the US. ” Gwynn Guilford

Overcoming distrust of government and rethinking public value

Overcoming distrust of government and rethinking public value

“Professor Mazzucato provides a series of case studies to show that because government’s public investment is generally geared at improved outcomes for service delivery, we tend to forget the cases where entrepreneurial behaviour in the public sector drives eventual breakthroughs in diverse areas of the economy including, technology.” Ken Smith

Educational reform for Egypt 2030

Educational reform for Egypt 2030

“As Mariana Mazzucato, professor in the economics of innovation and public value at University College London, reiterated in her latest work, The Value of Everything, innovation is a public-private collaborative endeavour.” Haro Karkour

Too Big to Fail to Catch the Irony

Too Big to Fail to Catch the Irony

The Value of Everything is not a beach read, but it’s an intelligent dose of critical thinking about a topic where ignorance all but guarantees we’ll end up being played. Take the time to get smart about it.”Heather Seggel

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World’s Dumbest Idea

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World’s Dumbest Idea

“The book,The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy […] offers a fundamental re-think of what constitutes real value in the economy. It traces the origins of current economic thinking from its origins in the seventeenth century to the growth of the financial sector and the financialization of the 21st-century economy. It explains how the economy steadily shifted from creating value for the benefit of all to the extraction of value for the owners of assets, and the consequences in terms of steady economic decline and worsening income inequality.” Steve Denning

When is capitalism going to end? Making a case for a new economic chapter

When is capitalism going to end? Making a case for a new economic chapter

“Another influential writer is Mariana Mazzucato, of University College London. In her new book, The Value of Everything, she excoriates the global financial industry. We need to rethink our ideas on value, and how financialisation has turned us away from value creation to value extraction.” Hans Pienaar

Will a Scottish National Investment Bank grow the economy?

Will a Scottish National Investment Bank grow the economy?

“[Keith Brown] references the work of Professor Mariana Mazzucato, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers and author of The Entrepreneurial State. “She stressed the importance of a mission-based approach crucially aligned with devolved policy and intended outcomes.” ” Augusta Riddy 

Are we getting climate finance all wrong?

Are we getting climate finance all wrong?

“Typical models of maturing innovations tend to emphasise the role of public investment at early stages of technology development, with public efforts at later stages limited to setting the right policy conditions to attract private investment. However, research by Mariana Mazzucato and others suggests public investment can play a critical role even at later stages in the innovation chain, throughout commercialisation and deployment stages.” Jessica Brown and Ilmi Granoff

Booklist review

Booklist review

“Since the economic crisis in 2008, Mazzucato notes that the rise of entrepreneurship, along with the past deregulation of financial industries, is fueling the fire of economic inequality and an economy without value. ” Jennifer Adams

Movers and shakers: The seven Horizon Europe budget players to watch

Movers and shakers: The seven Horizon Europe budget players to watch

“There are also figures outside policymaking circles who will court the spotlight. Mariana Mazzucato, director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at the University College London, is the chief exponent of Moedas’ vision for ‘missions’. She has the ear of Moedas and other key decision makers around Europe.” Éanna Kelly

Summer books of 2018: Economics

Summer books of 2018: Economics

“In this thought-provoking book, Mariana Mazzucato, professor at University College London, argues that it is far too easy for those operating in the contemporary market economy to get rich by extracting value from those who actually create it, not by adding it themselves. To understand this, we need to return to the question with which economics began: what creates value? When we answer this properly, we will realise that an important part of the answer is: government rather than much of contemporary finance.” Martin Wolf

Who cares if Elon is incinerating capital?

Who cares if Elon is incinerating capital?

“However one should be aware of the role irrationally allocated capital has played in funding innovation and infrastructure, a function it usually performs with the state’s explicit support, as Bill Janeway and Marianna Mazzucato often point out.” Jamie Powell

Bring on the EU moonshots

Bring on the EU moonshots

“Economist and adviser Mariana Mazzucato says European Commission should ‘welcome risk and uncertainty’ with new research missions, but the desired outcome must be clear” Éanna Kelly

Give philosophers a pay rise, they’re much more important than robots

Give philosophers a pay rise, they’re much more important than robots

“Cruise the political theory or history sections of Waterstones and you will have to squint to spot the women authors. In Amazon’s top 20 economic books there are only two by women — Kate Raworth and Mariana Mazzucato. The history bestsellers are barely better.” Joy Lo Dico

Horizon Europe will connect the public to European science

Horizon Europe will connect the public to European science

“‘And then there’s this idea of linking what we do to people. The idea of the missions, which comes from the work of the economist Mariana Mazzucato, is exactly to create ways of communicating better to the people what we do (in European science and research)” Carlos Moedas

BUSINESS State must provide opportunities to budding entrepreneurs

BUSINESS State must provide opportunities to budding entrepreneurs

“In her best-selling book, ‘The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths’, Professor Mariana Mazzucato argues that public investments have provided necessary funds that led to some of the most important inventions during our time – the Internet, the green revolution and important advances in health.” Tehreem Husain

“El Valor de Todo”: Mariana Mazzucato desnuda el “capitalismo parasitario”

“El Valor de Todo”: Mariana Mazzucato desnuda el “capitalismo parasitario”

“En ese sentido, el libro de Mazzucato instala una pregunta que es de plena actualidad en Chile donde la rebaja de impuestos se presenta como la gran vía para incentivar el crecimiento. ¿Por qué no se exige como condición que ese beneficio se dirija a empresas productivas que creen empleos y no se vaya a sociedades que solo ganan en la “pasada”?” Juan Andrés Guzmán

KIRKUS REVIEW

KIRKUS REVIEW

“A British economics professor is debunking again; this time, her target is the conventional wisdom that so-called wealth creators deserve to accumulate massive riches.”

Guaranteed jobs may not solve the Democrats’ bigger problem with many voters

Guaranteed jobs may not solve the Democrats’ bigger problem with many voters

“Economist Mariana Mazzucato examines this problem in her book, “The Value of Everything.” Her case studies show how, especially in banking, tech and Big Pharma, riches are found in moving money around, looting companies and gaining financial advantages by manipulating public policy.” Jon Talton

Why Theresa May is like Alexander Hamilton (minus the musical)

Why Theresa May is like Alexander Hamilton (minus the musical)

“To tackle these grand challenges we will have to do better than we have for a generation in linking science, technology and entrepreneurship. This latest approach reflects the influence of Mariana Mazzucato, with whom I co-chair our commission for mission oriented innovation and industrial strategy.” David Willetts

AI can reduce UK cancer deaths by 10%, says Theresa May

AI can reduce UK cancer deaths by 10%, says Theresa May

“Mrs May’s approach has been influenced by Mariana Mazzucato, the economist who is an advocate of state intervention and who has also advised the Labour party. It involves the government setting high-level targets, and then encouraging other players, including companies, charities and universities, to design the details.” Henry Mance

Economists Are Evolving, But Old-School Textbooks Aren’t

Economists Are Evolving, But Old-School Textbooks Aren’t

“The trouble isn’t the latest research, but the zombie ideas that economists keep pushing. Indeed, as economist Mariana Mazzucato argues in her new book, “The Value of Everything,” ideas like the welfare theorems exert a powerful unconscious influence over the framing of a lot of policy analysis.” Mark Buchanan

Trump is a passing problem in the US – Brexit is not

Trump is a passing problem in the US – Brexit is not

“Mazzucato’s mission is to overturn the now dominant neoclassical theory of value. In the mid-19th century, she explained, an intellectual revolution occurred: rather than value determining price, price began to determine value. Until the early 1970s, “most of the financial sector wasn’t actually included in GDP. It was seen as a transfer of existing value, just as social security payments aren’t included in GDP.” ” George Eaton      printed version

Meet Mariana Mazzucato, big-state capitalism’s new champion

Meet Mariana Mazzucato, big-state capitalism’s new champion

“In The Value of Everything, published last week, Mazzucato sharpens her focus, not only lauding the role of ‘mission-oriented’ public investment, but honing her critique of the private sector too.” Liam Halligan

The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato – how to save capitalism

The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato – how to save capitalism

“Someone should make a musical out of this book. That is quite unlikely, I grant you, but not as unlikely as it sounds. In 1893 the Savoy theatre staged Gilbert and Sullivan’s penultimate operetta, Utopia, Limited […] It is time to rework the idea and Mariana Mazzucato is a candidate to write the libretto.” Philip Collins   pdf version

Who creates a nation’s economic value?

Who creates a nation’s economic value?

“A stimulating analysis of the underlying causes of inequality and growth which forces us to confront long-held beliefs about how economies work and who benefits” Martin Wolf     pdf version

Long walk for women economists

Long walk for women economists

“Abroad, one of the world’s exceptional economists, Marianna Mazzucato, was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. […] Mazzucato received the award for her path-breaking research on the positive and entrepreneurial role of governments in fostering innovation. Milanovic received the award for his work on studying global inequality.” Ismail Lagardien

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

Perils of the free market

Perils of the free market

“Mariana Mazzucato offers an exposé of how value extractors and rent-seekers have been masquerading as value creators in the global economy. And, furthermore, how the conventional wisdom has indulged them in this.” Fran Boait

Emmanuel Macron’s artificial intelligence pitch risks falling short

Emmanuel Macron’s artificial intelligence pitch risks falling short

“Industrial policy needs to be upgraded and reimagined in the age of ubiquitous computing and networks. Mariana Mazzucato, of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London, makes a convincing case that radical innovation cannot be pushed by research alone, but rather should be pulled by the government’s determination to fulfil missions such as curbing climate change, making healthcare more affordable or solving the urban housing crisis.” Nicolas Colin

Tackling plastic pollution needs policy and new science

Tackling plastic pollution needs policy and new science

“Professor Mariana Mazzucato of University College London proposed that Europe’s next Framework research programme should adopt “a plastic-free ocean” as one of its grand challenges “This mission could have clear target to reduce the amount of plastic entering the marine environment by 90 per cent, and of collecting more than half of the plastic currently present in our oceans, seas and coastal areas,” she says in a paper commissioned by EU science and innovation commissioner Carlos Moedas.” Clive Cookson

Breakingviews – Hadas: Populist economics can be sensible

Breakingviews – Hadas: Populist economics can be sensible

“Creating better jobs are a greater challenge than creating more of them. But politicians can help. Mariana Mazzucato, director of University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, points out that strong governments enrich the economic environment, among other ways by supporting better training and coherent development projects.” Edward Hadas

Scotland plans £2bn national investment bank

Scotland plans £2bn national investment bank

“Research for the new bank argues that “short-termism and risk-aversion” means the private sector will often not invest in innovative activities at an early enough stage.  “Innovation requires patient strategic finance, and there is simply not much of that in the UK,” said Mariana Mazzucato, director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London and an adviser to the Scottish government.” Mure Dickie

Scottish government to launch national investment bank

Scottish government to launch national investment bank

“The plan was influenced by the work of the University College London professor Mariana Mazzucato on “patient finance”. Mazzucato, who has been one of the Scottish government’s council of economic advisers since 2016, points to international evidence that investment banks succeed when they are “mission-focused” on providing strategic finance to organisations that want to invest in innovative technologies and solve global issues.” Libby Brooks

UCL professor plays key role in Scotland’s new public investment bank

UCL professor plays key role in Scotland’s new public investment bank

“Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), has been part of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors since 2016. In this capacity, Professor Mazzucato advised First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the role that a new national investment bank could play in supporting the Scottish Government’s vision for smart and inclusive growth.”

Bold science to meet big challenges: independent report calls for mission-oriented EU research and innovation

Bold science to meet big challenges: independent report calls for mission-oriented EU research and innovation

“Commissioner Moedas said: “Mariana Mazzucato provides the Commission with a valuable vision at a crucial point in the drafting of the next EU research and innovation programme. Her report provides clear insight in how research and innovation missions can create impact with societal relevance and how to design and implement such missions. I believe this will be another important step in the evolution of how we invest in research and innovation at the European level.”

Scientists seek continuing free movement after Brexit

Scientists seek continuing free movement after Brexit

“One UK-based expert closely involved in the project is Mariana Mazzucato, director of UCL’s Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose. Prof Mazzucato is a special adviser to Carlos Moedas, EU commissioner for research, science and innovation.” Clive Cookson

Mazzucato (University College London): «Licei italiani migliori di Eton»

Mazzucato (University College London): «Licei italiani migliori di Eton»

“«Ritengo che qualunque ipotesi di riconfigurazione delle politiche industriali e delle policy per l’innovazione debbano ripartire non ripetendo banalità sul deficit ma necessariamente ridefinendo il ruolo dello Stato. Una ridefinizione che va compiuta senza timidezze psicologiche, culturali e politiche». Mariana Mazzucato ha il titolo di Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value ” Paolo Bricco

Investments in space pay off

Investments in space pay off

“Mariana Mazzucato’s approach of turning “economic uncertainty into calculable risk” works well for the space industry.” Stephen Stanford

Will The Industrial Strategy Be Just Another Failed Conservative Gimmick?

Will The Industrial Strategy Be Just Another Failed Conservative Gimmick?

“Neither can the Government ignore the big societal issues of our time. They must follow Labour’s lead, and the work of Mariana Mazzucato, in setting national missions to drive innovation in the private sector to meet challenges like climate change and an ageing population.” Rebecca Long-Bailey

Innovation in social care presents business opportunities at home and abroad

Innovation in social care presents business opportunities at home and abroad

“In contrast Labour’s industrial strategy builds on the work of the renowned economist Mariana Mazzucato who advocates a mission-oriented approach. An approach where the public sector sets out directions for our economy to address public policy challenges, which are met by strategic interventions to galvanise innovation across all sectors.” Rebecca Long Bailey, Barbara Keeley

More intervention from state can help soften Brexit blow

More intervention from state can help soften Brexit blow

“Professor Mariana Mazzucato — one of the leading thinkers in this area and now the director and founder of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College, London — talks about mission-oriented development, where the state doesn’t only “de-risk” projects but boldly takes risks, directs investments to help deliver the desired outcome and provides the long-term capital which private finance doesn’t.” Anthony Hilton

Time to slay the free market-myth monster

Time to slay the free market-myth monster

“Mazzucato has gathered an impressive selection of big names in the non-private economy on the IIPP’s advisory board, from James Galbraith, who teaches about the economic role of government at the University of Texas, to Mike Bracken, who led the successful effort to create user-friendly websites for the British government. ” Edward Hadas

Labour: universities ‘critical’ for high-wage economy in UK

Labour: universities ‘critical’ for high-wage economy in UK

Chi Onwurah, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation said Labour’s approach to industrial strategy and science policy, was “highly influenced by the work of the academic Mariana Mazzucato”, Director of UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. John Morgan

These are the five myths about Labour’s industrial strategy

These are the five myths about Labour’s industrial strategy

“Labours industrial strategy is inspired by the work of Mariana Mazzucato “Identifying the key challenges facing our economy – from an ageing population to global climate change – and shaping markets so that we can better respond to them.” Chi Onwurah

These are the five myths about Labour’s industrial strategy

These are the five myths about Labour’s industrial strategy

“Our industrial strategy is inspired by the work of leading economist Mariana Mazzucato. We’re identifying the key challenges facing our economy – from an ageing population to global climate change – and shaping markets so that we can better respond to them.” Chi Onwurah

Wachstum braucht eine Story

Wachstum braucht eine Story

“Der Staat sollte nicht subventionieren, sondern der aller- erste Investor sein. Der Staat kann Ko-Investor sein, aber man soll auch den Gewinn tei- len. Man kann viel staatliches Geld einsetzen, aber man muss wissen, dass das Hochrisikogeld ist, weil es sehr viele Misserfolge gibt.” Monika Graf PDF

America tampers with the Chomsky trade at its peril

America tampers with the Chomsky trade at its peril

“Despite the ill-informed claims of politicians, the US government and the US taxpayer are the critical investors in basic scientific research, not the private sector. As the economist Mariana Mazzucato has shown, most of the stuff inside an iPhone was made by the US defence department.” Mark Blyth

The billionaire space race

The billionaire space race

FT feature video on space exploration where Mariana says “Entrepreneur means risk-taking and forming new markets. I think all the different actors in space, including NASA, has an entrepreneurial role and just labelling the companies as entrepreneurs and then looking at NASA as this sort of inertial dinosaur, I think, is part of the problem.” John Thornhill

Shooting for the moon: Why we need a new mission for a zero carbon future

Shooting for the moon: Why we need a new mission for a zero carbon future

”When it comes to the major technological breakthroughs of the past century, the reality is that most of the heavy lifting has been done by the state. As Mariana Mazzucato has highlighted, many of humanity’s boldest advances – from the internet and microchips to biotechnology and nanotechnology – were only made possible by early stage public sector investment.” Laurie Macfarlane

A digital state

A digital state

“The stand-out countries of the Digital Evolution Index suggest there is, in fact, a significant role for the state to play in facilitating and fostering the digital economy. Mariana Mazzucato’s excellent The Entrepreneurial State effectively debunks the myth of a lumbering state versus a dynamic private sector.”

How the iPhone defined the modern economy

How the iPhone defined the modern economy

“Underneath the charming surface of the iPhone are some critical elements that made it, and all the other smartphones, possible. The economist Mariana Mazzucato has made a list of twelve key technologies that make smartphones work. Every single one of these twelve vital technologies was supported in significant ways by governments.” Tim Harford

State can cure skewed disease research

State can cure skewed disease research

“In a provocative book titled The Entrepreneurial State, Mariana Mazzucato provides examples of cases in which the state has inevitably been a lead investor and risk-taker in capitalist economies through “mission-oriented” investments and policies.” Thomas Woodson and Radhika Perrot

“A maior parte das PME não presta”

“A maior parte das PME não presta”

“Entre banqueiros centrais, Mariana Mazzucato, que também dirige o Instituto para a Inovação e Objectivos da UCL, colocou o Estado no centro do processo de crescimento e inovação.” Riu Peres Jorge

State funding can drive high-value entrepreneurship, innovation

State funding can drive high-value entrepreneurship, innovation

‘Mariana Mazzucato… has documented, in her book “The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking the Public vs Private Sector Myths”, the contribution of US federal funding in the development of iPhone and many other modern technologies.’ Naveed Iftikhar

Lo Stato innovatore

Lo Stato innovatore

“Come ci insegna il libro della professoressa Mariana Mazzucato, “Lo Stato Innovatore”, edito da Laterza, solo lo Stato, a differenza dei privati, dispone delle risorse, del tempo e della visione d’insieme per affrontare il rischio di investire in tecnologie ancora inesplorate.”

Staten og teknologien: En kjærlighetshistorie?

Staten og teknologien: En kjærlighetshistorie?

“Det er med god grunn Mazzucato har fått mye oppmerksomhet i Norge… Ja, staten kan investere langsiktig og utvikle ny kunnskap, men det er først når ideer og oppfinnelser tas i bruk at vi kan snakke om innovasjon.” Håkon Haugli

America has become so anti-innovation – it’s economic suicide

America has become so anti-innovation – it’s economic suicide

“Companies need breakthroughs to build businesses on, but they generally can’t – or won’t – fund the development of those breakthroughs themselves. So where does the money come from? The government. As the economist Mariana Mazzucato has shown, nearly every major innovation since the second world war has required a big push from the public sector, for an obvious reason: the public sector can afford to take risks that the private sector can’t.” Ben Tarnoff

There’s something missing from our election debate

There’s something missing from our election debate

“As innovation economist Mariana Mazzucato has shown, states have often been prepared to invest in potentially productive technologies long before they were proven to provide an economic return.” Chi Onwurah

“Necesitamos sector público y que no dependa de los partidos”

“Necesitamos sector público y que no dependa de los partidos”

“Sin sector público eficiente no hay Musk ni Bill Gates –lo he comentado con él– ni grandes innovadores. Me refiero a lo que hizo la NASA cuando conquistaba la Luna: poner dinero público a trabajar con innovadores privados. Y los ingenieros iban y venían del sector público al privado y todos ganaban. Kennedy les retó: ‘Conquistaremos la Luna porque es difícil’. Mariana Mazzucato

Is Labour party’s plan to raise corporation tax a good idea?

Is Labour party’s plan to raise corporation tax a good idea?

” “We should be trying to attract investment based on being a really great place to invest, not low tax rates,” said Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at University College London.” Gemma Tetlow and Jim Pickard

Where have all the big political ideas gone?

Where have all the big political ideas gone?

look at the economist Mariana Mazzucato’s recent performance on Newsnight. Faced with a Tory MP saying “we inherited a huge deficit from Labour”, repeating again the commonly accepted but entirely untrue myth of Labour profligacy, Mazzucato shot back that, after the huge financial crash in 2007, governments all over the world “saved capitalism from itself” which resulted in rising deficits.” Phil McDuff

How to fix a broken energy market

How to fix a broken energy market

“Labour has drawn upon the work of leading economists such as Mariana Mazzucato in placing great emphasis on the importance of “missions” to drive forward key technological and scientific advances. Such missions sit alongside sector-based plans, providing a blueprint of the support industries and businesses need to develop, manufacture and sell such goods and services.” Rebecca Long-Bailey

Shortlist | Macro-economie

Shortlist | Macro-economie

“Ze heeft er al heel wat TEDtalks over gehouden, maar haar boodschap in The Entrepreneurial State blijft inspireren: Mariana Mazzucato stelt dat echte innovatie begint met fundamenteel onderzoek.” Professor Fieke van der Lecq

MODLITWA O START-UP

MODLITWA O START-UP

“Na kongresie minister Morawiecki razem z prof. Mariną Mazzucato przedstawiali zasadniczo słuszną wizję państwa jako motoru innowacji technologicznej i fundamentu dla bardziej organicznego rozwoju technologii, gdzie sektor prywatny ma lepiej nie z powodu zupełnego spuszczenia ich ze smyczy regulacji, ale dlatego, że polityka państwowa dba o standardy pracy, infrastrukturę, politykę rodzinną i tak dalej.” Jakub Dymek

Η Fraport και ο κρατικοδίαιτος καπιταλισμός

Η Fraport και ο κρατικοδίαιτος καπιταλισμός

“Στο βιβλίο της <Το Επιχειρηματικό Κράτος> αναλύει πως τα κράτη χρηματοδοτούν την έρευνα και την καινοτομία, ενώ σε αντίθεση οι εταιρίες, οι οποίες αποφέυγουν να ρισκάρουν σε κάτι που μπορεί να μην αποδώσει εμπορικά, προτιμούν να επενδύουν κεφάλαια στο μάρκετινγκ. Είναι ένα φανταστικό βιβλίο που καταρρίπτει τον μύθο ότι η καινοτομία προέρχεται από την αγία ιδιωτική πρωτοβουλία.” Ηλίας Πατλάκας

Oto idolka Morawieckiego. Mariana Mazzucato – zadeklarowana lewicówka. „Wszelkie wynalazki i innowacje wynikają z działania urzędników, a nie wolnego rynku”

Oto idolka Morawieckiego. Mariana Mazzucato – zadeklarowana lewicówka. „Wszelkie wynalazki i innowacje wynikają z działania urzędników, a nie wolnego rynku”

“Podczas dyskusji panelowej o gospodarce, będącej częścią Kongresu Innowatorów Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej „Central Eastern Europe Innovators Summit” wraz z profesor Marianą Mazzucato z University College w Londynie wicepremier przekonywał, że dla innowacji państwo jest niezwykle ważne.” Radek Piwowarczyk

Morawiecki i Mazzucato o nowym podejściu do innowacji

Morawiecki i Mazzucato o nowym podejściu do innowacji

Potrzebujemy nowych reguł obejmujących innowacje, bo nie stanowią one własności tylko jednej firmy, ale są efektem pracy wielu pokoleń – mówił we wtorek wicepremier Mateusz Morawiecki. Prof. Mariana Mazzucato podkreśliła, że innowacje nie są sprawą tylko technologiczną, ale też społeczną.

Mazzucato: państwo powinno aktywnie kształtować rynek innowacji

Mazzucato: państwo powinno aktywnie kształtować rynek innowacji

Państwo nie powinno jedynie naprawiać problemów, z jakimi boryka się rynek, ale również aktywnie go kształtować – między innymi w obszarze innowacji – uważa Mariana Mazzucato, która wzięła we wtorek udział w Kongresie Innowatorów Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej.

Feds’ innovation strategy inspired by economist who argues for bigger state role

Feds’ innovation strategy inspired by economist who argues for bigger state role

“Mariana Mazzucato’s 2013 book, The Entrepreneurial State, is required reading in the office of Navdeep Bains, and offers a glimpse at some of the ideas behind Ottawa’s so-called innovation strategy. Known for advocating a prominent role for the state in fostering modern, high-tech growth, the economist is expected to leave her mark on Wednesday’s federal budget.” Andy Blatchford

‘Niet ondernemer, maar overheid zorgt voor grote doorbraken’

‘Niet ondernemer, maar overheid zorgt voor grote doorbraken’

Interview with Times Higher Education

Interview with Times Higher Education

Mariana Mazzucato discusses misconceptions surrounding innovation, rethinking the role of the public sector and her aims as founder of a new innovation institute at UCL.

Iedereen wil meer innovatie, maar wat is dat eigenlijk?

Iedereen wil meer innovatie, maar wat is dat eigenlijk?

“Econoom Mariana Mazzucato wijst erop dat overheden innovaties kunnen bevorderen door hun beleid te richten op het oplossen voor grote maatschappelijke uitdagingen. Voor niets gaat de zon op, maar je wordt niet alleen maar innovatief wanneer je eurotekens in je ogen hebt.” Hella Hueck & Robert Went

UK steps in to plug science funding gap

UK steps in to plug science funding gap

“The importance of governments in driving a nation’s scientific and technological achievements were outlined most clearly in the 2013 book The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato of Sussex university. In it, Prof Mazzucato traced the role the US government had played in creating Apple’s iPhone.” Gonzalo Viña

Only Labour can create an entrepreneurial Britain

Only Labour can create an entrepreneurial Britain

“As innovation economist Mariana Mazzucato has recently argued, “false choices between market and state” are counterproductive. Instead, genuine industrial and technological progress needs to be guided by a long-term vision that mobilises both public and private investment.” Rebecca Long-Bailey & Chi Onwurah

“En España hay muchas pymes y eso no es bueno”

“En España hay muchas pymes y eso no es bueno”

“El Gobierno debe ser estratégico y visionario a la hora de destinar sus fondos a aquello que puede tener más impacto. Su inversión debe tener una misión, como por ejemplo apoyar a empresas que proponen nuevas soluciones para el reto de una energía limpia.” Esther Paniagua

El rol del Estado es clave para la innovación

El rol del Estado es clave para la innovación

Desde la perspectiva capitalista, siempre se ha considerado que el sector privado es innovador, dinámico y competitivo, mientras que el Estado desempeña un rol más estático, interviniendo en el mercado tan solo para subsanar posibles fallos en el desarrollo de sus actividades. La economista Mariana Mazzucato plantea que es un “falso mito” y que el Estado es la organización más emprendedora del mercado, la que asume inversiones de mayor riesgo. Gabriela Origlia

China pulls into lead for green investment

China pulls into lead for green investment

“Although Chinese green investment figures dropped to $87.8bn in 2016, as the country digested the wave of projects it has set up, its success lies beyond investment volumes. It has successfully adopted a growth model where, contrary to popular belief, public long-term investment – not private, exit-driven venture capital – nurtures innovation, as Ms Mazzucato outlines in her book The Entrepreneurial State.” Stefania Palma. Video

We can’t see the wood for the pillars

We can’t see the wood for the pillars

“Only Labour can create what the innovation economist Mariana Mazzucato calls the entrepreneurial state: a bold, risk-taking government that stands shoulder to shoulder with business in the creation of new jobs and industries.” Chi Onwurah

THERESA MAY’S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT IT DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH

THERESA MAY’S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT IT DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH

“For the governing Conservative party the strategy is also part of a journey away from viewing tax cuts and deregulation as a silver bullet. This reflects an explosion of interest in accounts of the state’s role in innovation among those who work in think tanks and academia, of which Mariana Mazzucato’s 2011 work The Entrepreneurial State is the founding tome.” Tom Follett

The industrial strategy acknowledges a fundamental truth about growth

The industrial strategy acknowledges a fundamental truth about growth

“Industrial strategy acknowledges that wealth is co-produced by the private and public sectors working together, and successful economies need both. The chief theoretician of this understanding in recent years has been the economist Mariana Mazzucato, who has argued that the best way of driving investment in innovation is for government to set ‘missions’ to address major social challenges.” Michael Jacobs

“Sin alterar las relaciones de poder, no habrá solución para la desigualdad”

“Sin alterar las relaciones de poder, no habrá solución para la desigualdad”

“Para Mazzucato la moraleja de esta historia es que es el Estado el que mueve, en gran medida, las fronteras del conocimiento. Lo hace asumiendo un alto riesgo económico y pagando caro los fracasos de experimentar. Ese Estado –afirma Mazzucato- será imprescindible para resolver los desafíos futuros (relacionados con la energía y el calentamiento global).” Juan Andrés Guzmán 

Chancellor likely to overshoot borrowing forecast, economists say

Chancellor likely to overshoot borrowing forecast, economists say

“Mariana Mazzucato, professor in the economics of innovation at the University of Sussex, was typical of many respondents who said the government’s desire to support major infrastructure projects could put pressure on them to increase planned investment in infrastructure.” Gemma Tetlow and Chris Giles

Best Books of 2016

Best Books of 2016

On Rethinking Capitalism: “A series of essays by a number of prominent economists spells out why our policies have failed to address rising income inequality, slow productivity growth, and an overall sense that something is wrong with the economy. Not everyone will agree with the fixes, but Mazzucato and her colleagues do an excellent job in diagnosing the ailments.”

Woś o książce Mazzucato: Nareszcie jest!

Woś o książce Mazzucato: Nareszcie jest!

“Być może najważniejsza książka po kryzysie 2008 roku wreszcie na polskim rynku. Zapnijcie pasy i mocno się trzymajcie. Jazda będzie ostra.” Rafał Woś

Capitalism in the Time of Trump?

Capitalism in the Time of Trump?

As the world turns upside down, Mariana Mazzucato discusses how to shape an economy that works for everyone (Interview with Lynn Parramore)

May moves on with bid to be business-friendly

May moves on with bid to be business-friendly

“In her speech at the annual conference of business lobby group the CBI yesterday… [Prime Minister Theresa May] said ‘Many of the technologies in your smartphone,  from touchscreens to voice recognition, were originally commissioned  not by Apple or Microsoft but by the US government.’ This idea is lifted not from a speech as such but from a book, The Entrepreneurial State.” Anthony Hilton

5 takeaways from Theresa May’s speech to business leaders

5 takeaways from Theresa May’s speech to business leaders

“‘Strategic use of government procurement not only spurs innovation in the public sector, it gives new firms a foot in the door. In fact, many of the technologies in your smartphone, from touch-screens to voice recognition, were originally commissioned, not by Apple or Microsoft, but by the U.S. government,’ [Prime Minister] May told the CBI. The line appears to be plucked directly from Mazzucato’s 2013 book The Entrepreneurial State.” Charlie Cooper

Kronik: Mød venstrefløjens nye heltinde

Kronik: Mød venstrefløjens nye heltinde

“Men Mazzucato er alligevel umulig at komme udenom, fordi hun har ændret debatten om, hvad den offentlige forskning kan og skal udrette.” Thomas Bernt Henriksen

Capitalism Behaving Badly

Capitalism Behaving Badly

“[Rethinking Capitalism] attempts to provide, as explained in its introduction, “a much better understanding of how modern capitalism works—and why in key ways it now doesn’t.” Together, the essays provide a compelling argument that we need more coherent and deliberate strategic planning in tackling our economic problems, especially in finding more effective ways to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.” David Rotman

When Silicon Valley Says No, Washington Bureaucrats Say Yes

When Silicon Valley Says No, Washington Bureaucrats Say Yes

“In fields like technology or pharmaceuticals, [Mazzucato] argues, big business works hard to label the government as a meddler not an innovator, even though those same companies reap massive benefits from state-backed research.” Craig Torres & Saleha Mohsin

The free market stands at a crossroads, but only the state offers the right path

The free market stands at a crossroads, but only the state offers the right path

“In the introduction to a recently published book of essays, Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato say that the state has a crucial role to play in making economies more prosperous and successful, not least through the role the state can play in nurturing and supporting innovation.” Larry Elliott

“DER STAAT MUSS INVESTIEREN”

“DER STAAT MUSS INVESTIEREN”

“Mazzucato regt einen “New Deal” zwischen Staat und Privat an, in dem sich auch die Privaten zu nützlichem Verhalten verpflichten sollen, etwa, Gewinne nicht in Aktienrückkäufe zu stecken, sondern sie zu investieren. Viele Details bleiben offen, aber Mazzucato lässt keinen Zweifel daran, dass sie auch die konkrete wirtschaftspolitische Praxis der nächsten Jahre mitverändern will.” Bernhard Ecker PDF

Lieber Personen statt Projekte fördern

Lieber Personen statt Projekte fördern

“Die meisten radikalen Erneuerungen des Industriezeitalters – Eisenbahn, Raumfahrt, Atomkraftwerke, Computer, Internet oder Nanotechnologie – verdanken ihre Existenz nicht finanzstarken Risikokapitalgebern der Privatwirtschaft, sondern der langen Hand des Staates. Ohne massive Investitionen in die Grundlagenforschung hätten es diese Erfindungen niemals in die Praxis geschafft.“ Mariana Mazzucato

Alpbach: US-Ökonomin Mazzucato nimmt „lahmen“ Staat in die Pflicht

Alpbach: US-Ökonomin Mazzucato nimmt „lahmen“ Staat in die Pflicht

Sich an einer großen Mission zu orientieren heiße auch eine bewusste Entscheidung für das Risiko und für Fehlschläge. “Wenn man dann allerdings einen Erfolg hat, dann ist der auch etwas wert und hat einen Einfluss quer über verschiedene Bereiche der Wirtschaft und nicht nur auf einen kleinen Unterbereich.” Mariana Mazzucato

Privat versus Staat – mehr als Gut gegen Böse

Privat versus Staat – mehr als Gut gegen Böse

“Wachstum hat nicht nur eine Größe, sondern auch eine Richtung, deshalb braucht es missionsorientierte Investitionen. Man füttert nicht einfach einen Sektor, sondern wendet sich großen Problemstellungen zu und kreiert und formt so neue Märkte. Früher einmal flogen wir zum Mond. In der Gegenwart geht es um Dinge wie das Altern oder den Klimawandel.” Mariana Mazzucato, interview with Robert Rotifer PDF

Zit er een nieuwe bankencrisis aan te komen?

Zit er een nieuwe bankencrisis aan te komen?

“De wereldeconomie zit in een neerwaartse spiraal. Er zullen banken omvallen, maar het zal niet meteen tot een acute crisis komen – of, “crisis”, we zitten eigenlijk in een bipolaire, schizofrene toestand.” Berber Verpoest

Looking for a new way of talking about state-financed innovation

Looking for a new way of talking about state-financed innovation

“Apart from deconstructing the myths concerning the role of distribution between public and private sectors, one of Mazzucato’s core points reveals the severe hard-locks for the State in getting back the money invested in basic research.” Hanna Clairière

How to build a low carbon industrial strategy

How to build a low carbon industrial strategy

“A missions-oriented approach understands that state intervention is not just about fixing markets, but also about creating markets. As University of Sussex Professor Mariana Mazzucato points out in a report for Innovate UK, many of the most successful private enterprise initiatives started life as public policy enabled investments funded by public agencies. Think Silicon Valley, GPS and US shale gas – even the internet.” Jonathan Busch

There is a job for regulators in the space economy

There is a job for regulators in the space economy

“To stimulate fresh thinking, Nasa challenged economists, including the Nobel Prize-winning Eric Maskin and Mariana Mazzucato, to examine the economic development of low earth orbit, or ‘commercial space’.” John Thornhill

The Tories’ agenda mimics Labour’s manifesto

The Tories’ agenda mimics Labour’s manifesto

“Michael Gove talked about the need for more government spending in basic research, the core idea of economist and occasional Labour adviser Mariana Mazzucato.” Asher Dresner

Government Investment and “Opportunity for All”

Government Investment and “Opportunity for All”

“The vitally important but overlooked fact is that Apple was “surfing,” as Mazzucato puts it, on a wave of government-funded and government-led research and development.” William Berkson

Sisters doing what they love

Sisters doing what they love

“With her sister, [Mariana Mazzucato] shares the desire not only to understand certain problematics, but also to communicate these insights to a broader public, including policymakers, and thus make an impact in the real world.” Jolien Linssen PDF

Avlivar myten om privata företags kreativitet

Avlivar myten om privata företags kreativitet

“Ingen av de innovationer som präglar vår tid har kommit till utan tunga statliga investeringar. Med sin bok Entreprenörsstaten Mariana Mazzucato vill avliva myten att all kreativitet kommer från privata företag.”  Håkan Lindgren

Se influirá en paridad en ciertos casos: SHCP

Se influirá en paridad en ciertos casos: SHCP

Mariana Mazzucato joins Alicia Bárcena (ECLAC Executive Secretary), Claudia Ruiz Massieu (Secretary of Foreign Affairs) and Luis Videgaray (Secretary of Finance) at the thirty-sixth session of ECLAC in Mexico City.

To Vima interview

To Vima interview

To Vima interviews Mariana Mazzucato at her launch of the Greek edition of The Entrepreneurial State. PDF

«Κι όμως, υπάρχει άλλος δρόμος από τις πολιτικές λιτότητας»

«Κι όμως, υπάρχει άλλος δρόμος από τις πολιτικές λιτότητας»

“«Η Ιταλία είναι ενδεικτικό παράδειγμα των όσων λέω στο βιβλίο», εξηγεί η Ματσουκάτο, αναφερόμενη στη βαθιά πεποίθησή της ως οικονομολόγου πως ιδιωτικό και κρατικό συμφέρον μπορούν να συνυπάρξουν, υπό προϋποθέσεις: «Οταν πήγε η Fiat στην Αμερική, ο Ομπάμα έθεσε κανόνες.” Νόρα Ράλλη PDF

Eine Leseliste für (Staats-)Manager

Eine Leseliste für (Staats-)Manager

“Die von Bundeskanzler Christian Kern zitierte Mariana Mazzucato räumt in ihrem Buch Entrepreneurial State ja mit dem Mythos auf, Innovation käme ausschließlich aus der Privatwirtschaft.” Isabella Mader

En stark stat byggde Gates och Jobs

En stark stat byggde Gates och Jobs

“Det är faktiskt det statliga stödet, inte den fria marknaden, som gör USA unikt vad gäller innovationer. Om detta skriver Mariana Mazzucato i nyutkomna Entreprenörsstaten.” Kajsa Ekis Ekman

Μαριάνα Ματσουκάτο: Ο δημόσιος και ο ιδιωτικός τομέας πρέπει να συμβιώνουν

Μαριάνα Ματσουκάτο: Ο δημόσιος και ο ιδιωτικός τομέας πρέπει να συμβιώνουν

“Για το μέλλον της χώρας μας –όπως και της γενέτειράς της– εμφανίζεται ιδιαίτερα απαισιόδοξη. «Αν η Ελλάδα κάνει αυτά που της λένε, δεν έχει καμία ελπίδα. Θα γίνει τριτοκοσμική χώρα!». Ο λόγος, εξηγεί, δεν είναι η λιτότητα, «για την οποία ασχολούνται πολλοί εμμονικά», αλλά «οι θεσμοί, που δεν είναι μόνο συνάρτηση των πόρων».” Giannis Paleologos PDF

Interview

Interview

“Η Mariana Mazzucato συνεχίζει λέγοντας πως εάν δεν λυθεί το πρόβλημα της Ελλάδας η Ευρώπη δεν έχει μέλλον και αυτό είναι κάτι που τα μέλη της το γνωρίζουν, ενώ προσθέτει πως η Ευρώπη δεν περνάει μόνο οικονομική κρίση, αλλά και κρίση φαντασίας.” Μapia Αkpiboy PDF

Die ökonomische Muse von Kanzler Kern

Die ökonomische Muse von Kanzler Kern

“Was ist die wirtschaftliche Vision des neuen SPÖ-Chefs? Sein iPhone-Beispiel zeigt: Er will einen Staat, der kraftvoll investiert. Dahinter stehen Thesen der Innovationsforscherin Mariana Mazzucato.” Karl Gaulhofer

“Nicht immer nur von Umverteilung“

“Nicht immer nur von Umverteilung“

“Dann aber entert die Italo-Amerikanerin Mazzucato die Bühne – und weckt in furioser, kurzer Rede alle wieder auf: mit ihrem Plädoyer für einen starken Staat, ohne den all die technischen Gimmicks im iPhone nie möglich gewesen wären.” Sebastian Puschner

Economists call for end of tax havens

Economists call for end of tax havens

“More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries, including Scotland, say there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens… Signatories include Angus Deaton, the Edinburgh-born 2015 Nobel Prize-winner for economics, and Mariana Mazzucato, an economic adviser to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.” Nan Spowart

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Building an Entrepreneurial Tanzania

Building an Entrepreneurial Tanzania

“To Mazzucato, this means ‘empowering governments to envision a direction for technological change and invest in that change’.”

Det var ikke Steve Jobs, der opfandt iPhonen

Det var ikke Steve Jobs, der opfandt iPhonen

“Forestillingen om, at de fundamentale teknologiske gennembrud bliver skabt af private virksomheder, drevet af privat kapital, er en myte, siger Mazzucato.”

Het sprookje van de markteconomie

Het sprookje van de markteconomie

“De staat kan niet blijven investeren zonder rendement terug te krijgen. Mariana Mazzucato heeft daar even eenvoudige als doeltreffende oplossingen voor. De overheid moet royalty vragen op de technologie die door haar financiële inbreng ontwikkeld is.” Leo de Haes

アポロ計画が金融技術を育てた? 技術革新で国家が果たす役割とは[川村雄介の飛耳長目]

アポロ計画が金融技術を育てた? 技術革新で国家が果たす役割とは[川村雄介の飛耳長目]

“こんな常識に待ったをかけた好著がある。米フォーブス誌も「この本を読むべし。考え方が変わる」と評している。昨年改訂版が出たMariana Mazzucato教授の“THE ENTREPRENEURIAL STATE”である。彼女はイノベーションや産業の高度化と技術の広がりに国家が果たす役割を強調している。” 川村 雄介

How Dyson can offer a challenge to Tesla and the electric car giants

How Dyson can offer a challenge to Tesla and the electric car giants

“University of Sussex Professor Mariana Mazzucato has shown that many of the truly innovative activities, which allow genuinely new technologies to be developed and then established, are in fact due to visionary policy makers pushing resources in the right direction.” Paul Nieuwenhuis

Does anyone remember the developmental state thing?

Does anyone remember the developmental state thing?

“In her work, The Entrepreneurial State, Sussex-based economist Mariana Mazzucato argues for a different conceptualisation of the role of the state in driving long-term development.” Mzukisi Qobo

Making America Great Again

Making America Great Again

“As the economist Mariana Mazzucato has documented, if you look inside that iPhone, you’ll find that most of its major components (GPS, lithium-ion batteries, cellular technology, touch-screen and LCD displays, Internet connectivity) rest on research that was publicly funded or even directly carried out by government agencies.” Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Den Store Innovasjonspolitikken

Den Store Innovasjonspolitikken

“Mariana Mazzucatos bok, ‘The Entrepreneurial State’, er en bok som trolig vil få flere konservative Minerva-lesere til å sette formiddagsteen i halsen. Nettopp derfor bør den leses.” Markus N. Reitan

Budget 2016: No plan for the future, and no hope for Britain

Budget 2016: No plan for the future, and no hope for Britain

“As Mariana Mazzucato, one of Labour’s Economic Council has ably put it, ‘productive capitalism is one in which business, the state, and the working population work together to create wealth.’ ” Chi Onwurah

Mythen der Innovation

Mythen der Innovation

“Die Bestsellerautorin Mariana Mazzucato liebt es, vermeintliche Gewissenheiten über Innovation zu zerstören.” Laurent Schmit
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L’argent aide a aller de l’avant

L’argent aide a aller de l’avant

Interview following Prof. Mazzucato’s talk to the European Investment Bank on the Entrepreneurial State and the role of public investment banks.

A pitch for academia-industry interface

A pitch for academia-industry interface

Publicly-funded research efforts often get bashed, but it is this kind of research that private companies can build upon successfully. This is the theme of Mariana Mazzucato’s seminal work, The Entrepreneurial State.” R Gopalakrishnan

When the bubble bursts

When the bubble bursts

“Economist Mariana Mazzucato on the “creative destruction” initiated by technological innovation and the brazen “destructive creation” of speculative finance.” Thomas Roueché

DE STAAT IS DE ECHTE INNOVATOR

DE STAAT IS DE ECHTE INNOVATOR

“Bedrijven als Apple verdienen miljarden met het commercieel uitbaten van door de overheid ontwikkelde technologieën, zegt innovatieprofessor Mariana Mazzucato. ‘Deze vitale rol van de staat verdient meer erkenning.’ ” Cees Van Lotringen

Labour’s economic rock stars will expose the Tories as a one-hit wonder

Labour’s economic rock stars will expose the Tories as a one-hit wonder

“The economist of the Entrepreneurial State, Mariana Mazzucato, wondered, in the course of a brilliant inaugural lecture in a Labour-backed series of talks to fire up a conversation about the state and the economy, what food was necessary to turn timorous business folk from gerbils into lions.” Anne Perkins

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will boost its economic credibility with public debates

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will boost its economic credibility with public debates

“Shadow chancellor John McDonnell hosted the event, which saw the University of Sussex’s Mariana Mazzucato speak about the relationship between the public and private sectors. The professor in economics of innovation argued, among other things, that entrepreneurs do not just rely on the private sector alone.” Ian Silvera

Full employment is a tenet of classic social democracy – but is it still applicable?

Full employment is a tenet of classic social democracy – but is it still applicable?

“The final possibility is greater public investment into the research and development that underpins technologies for automation. Taking a lead from Mariana Mazzucato’s path-breaking work on the role of the state in technological development, we could here imagine a state seeking to build up the technologies needed to eliminate the worst jobs.” Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

Why we need a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet

Why we need a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet

“Mariana Mazzucato, in her book The Entrepreneurial State, argues that major advances in tech from the internet to nanotechnology to pharmaceuticals were born either directly from government research or because governments made the risky investments necessary for the private sector to act.” Christopher Grainger

Why Hillary Clinton Is Right About Pfizer

Why Hillary Clinton Is Right About Pfizer

“‘Every major technological change in recent years traces most of its funding back to the state,’ says Mazzucato, who backs the claim up with powerful statistics and anecdotes in her book.” Rana Foroohar

Giusta la flessibilità sulle spese per la difesa Ma l’Europa deve investire a lungo termine

Giusta la flessibilità sulle spese per la difesa Ma l’Europa deve investire a lungo termine

“L’allerta, di fatto, ha fatto nascere una nuova «clausola di flessibilità» legata alla sicurezza. Una misura sacrosanta, quasi «ovvia», dice Mariana Mazzucato, la docente italo-americana dell’Università del Sussex che fa parte del team di esperti chiamati da Jeremy Corbyn per disegnare le strategie economiche del Labour britannico. Eppure non basta.” Giuseppe Bottero

FT Alphaville

FT Alphaville

“Thank god for the stream-lined logic of Mariana Mazzucato, innovation economist at Sussex University, who was on hand on Wednesday in the fintech session to remind the evangelists how financial innovation tends to increase not diminish rent extraction from the economic system.” Izabella Kaminska

Why You Can Thank the Government for Your iPhone

Why You Can Thank the Government for Your iPhone

“Mazzucato’s ideas are fuel for a growing political debate about what portion of the country’s wealth pie should be taken by the private sector.” Rana Foroohar

The Left’s new economic gurus are as wrong as the old ones

The Left’s new economic gurus are as wrong as the old ones

“Mariana Mazzucato … has built up an ever bigger following for ‘The Entrepreneurial State’, which argues that government has played a big role in creating innovation… It’s a serious book, and its subject is an important one. Where innovation comes from is one of the most important, and perhaps least understood, topics in economics” Matthew Lynn

A New Golden Age Part II: The Path to Prosperity

A New Golden Age Part II: The Path to Prosperity

“Mariana Mazzucato makes a very convincing argument… from the iPhone to solar power to nanotechnology to pharmaceuticals, government did much of the basic research before venture capitalists stepped in and took the profit” Tom Streithorst

The winners of the Labour conference

The winners of the Labour conference

“Meanwhile, his economic advisory committee, including Joseph Stiglitz, Thomas Piketty, Mariana Mazzucato, David Blanchflower, Simon Wren-Lewis and Ann Pettifor, and his announcement that former civil service head Bob Kerslake would lead a review into the Treasury impressed even sceptical wonks.” George Eaton

Team McDonnell: meet Labour’s seven economic advisers

Team McDonnell: meet Labour’s seven economic advisers

“Mariana Mazzucato stresses the need for government investment in technology as an industrial policy’ … ‘She is the author of The Entrepreneurial State and travels the world advocating state research and development spending”

Anti-austerity economists sign up for Team McDonnell

Anti-austerity economists sign up for Team McDonnell

“The [Labour Party economic advisory] panel includes Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel prizewinner; Thomas Piketty, author of a surprise bestseller on inequality; and Mariana Mazzucato, who argues that big government is more innovative than big business”

Technology, politics and the remaking of the Canadian economy

Technology, politics and the remaking of the Canadian economy

“Mariana Mazzucato, a University of Sussex economics professor and author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, goes a step further in arguing for greater government intervention in science and technology. Ms. Mazzucato notes the common belief that the private sector drives technological innovation is exactly 180-degrees wrong.” (£) PDF

Public Sector Investment Key to Innovation Economies

Public Sector Investment Key to Innovation Economies

“Mazzucato, whose book demolishes the myth of the bureaucratic state hindering the innovative private sector, is a key economic advisor in Europe, holds the RM Phillips Chair in economics innovation at Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, and is a member of various economic panels, including the European Commission’s expert group on Innovation for Growth.”

Lunch with the FT: Mariana Mazzucato

Lunch with the FT: Mariana Mazzucato

The first time I saw Mariana Mazzucato in action was when she intellectually eviscerated a guileless American venture capitalist.” John Thornhill    PDF

History shows that one man’s pirate is another man’s business innovator

History shows that one man’s pirate is another man’s business innovator

“In her book The Entrepreneurial State the economist Mariana Mazzucato explains how many components of the iPhone, such as the touchscreen and the global positioning system, were developed in US government-funded laboratories… No sensible person begrudges Apple’s shareholders a large share of the profits. But how large a share is morally and socially justified?” Ben Chu

Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth

Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth

“As Mazzucato puts it, ‘It’s precisely because we admire Musk and think his contributions are important that we need to get real about where his success actually comes from’.” Amanda Schaffer

Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth

Tech’s Enduring Great-Man Myth

“The idea that particular individuals drive history has long been discredited. Yet it persists in the tech industry, obscuring some of the fundamental factors in innovation.” Amanda Schaffer

De overheid is een innovatiemachine, geen suffe ambtenarenmoloch

De overheid is een innovatiemachine, geen suffe ambtenarenmoloch

by Maaike Schoon, Opzij

“Als het aan econoom Mariana Mazzucato ligt, denken we binnenkort totaal anders over innovatie. Want, zo stelt ze: niet het bedrijfs­ leven, maar de overheid zat achter de grootste ontdekkingen van de 21ste eeuw. Willen we groeien, dan hebben we niet minder, maar juist méér overheid nodig.”

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Come rinnovare con la Cassa depositi e prestiti

Come rinnovare con la Cassa depositi e prestiti

“Sem­bra che il Governo voglia affron­tare la que­stione del rin­novo dei ver­tici della Cassa Depo­siti e Pre­stiti (Cdp). In linea di prin­ci­pio potrebbe essere una posi­zione cor­retta, in pra­tica non solo è tutto da vedere, ma le que­stioni pre­li­mi­nari da chia­rire sono fon­da­men­tali.” Sergio Ferrari, Roberto Romano

S.Africa’s renewable energy plan needs a close eye

S.Africa’s renewable energy plan needs a close eye

by Lucy Baker, CNBC Africa

“Scrutiny of the renewable energy sector, as of any infrastructure development, is important. Based on economist Mariana Mazzucato’s thesis: Investment must socialise the risks as well as privatising the rewards. This refers to the nature of investment that seeks short term profits backed by the state, while the longer term costs are often paid for by the general public.”

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Brasil deveria se orgulhar do BNDES, diz professora de universidade inglesa

Brasil deveria se orgulhar do BNDES, diz professora de universidade inglesa

by Maria Cristina Frias, Folha de S. Paulo

“Vocês [brasileiros] deveriam se orgulhar do BNDES. Ele dá retorno [13,05% sobre o patrimônio líquido em 2014] e isso é bom. Tem de dar mesmo para poder investir em ativos de risco”, diz Mariana Mazzucato, professora da Universidade Sussex, no Reino Unido.

Economista cobra iniciativa do setor privado por competitividade

Economista cobra iniciativa do setor privado por competitividade

by Blog do Planalto, Rede Brasil Atual

“A economista e PhD Mariana Mazzucato, professora de Economia da Inovação da Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), da Universidade de Sussex, no Reino Unido, disse que o setor privado brasileiro precisa de mais pesquisa e desenvolvimento para ser mais competitivo.”

Estado se tornou um covarde, diz Mariana Mazzucato

Estado se tornou um covarde, diz Mariana Mazzucato

by João Pedro Caleiro, Exame

“Aos 46 anos, Mazzucato tem hoje a cadeira RM Phillips da Universidade de Sussex em Brighton, no Reino Unido. Sua TED Talk já foi assistida mais de 600 mil vezes (veja no final da página). Seu livro, “O Estado empreendedor – desmascarando o mito do setor público vs. setor privado”, está disponível no Brasil pela Companhia das Letras.”

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Exploring the work of a senior academic

Exploring the work of a senior academic

by University of Guardian Partner Zone, The Guardian

“Professor Mariana Mazzucato holds the RM Phillips chair in the economics of innovation in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and is author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Private vs. Public Sector Myths, one of the Financial Times 2013 books of the year. She is winner of the New Statesman/SPERI prize in political economy and in 2013 the New Republic called her one of the three most important thinkers about innovation.”

Richer and Poorer: Accounting for inequality

Richer and Poorer: Accounting for inequality

“The iPhone exists – as Mariana Mazzucato demonstrated in her book – because various branches of the U.S. government provided research assistance that resulted in several key technological developments…” Jill Lepore

Who Plundered What And How Much – The Politics Of Inequality

Who Plundered What And How Much – The Politics Of Inequality

by Ruwantissa Abeyratne, Sri Lanka Guardian

“In her article “The Innovative State” published in Foreign Affairs (January/February 2015) Professor Mazzucato says: “in countries that owe their growth to innovation, the State has historically served, not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key partner of it – and often a more daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won’t.”

Det var staten som skapte Apple, Google og Tesla. Stater er undervurdert

Det var staten som skapte Apple, Google og Tesla. Stater er undervurdert

by Vegard Velle, Fag Bladet

“Kampen om produktiviteten preger dagens verden. Men vi må forstå hvordan økonomien kan vokse. Derfor trenger vi en ny forståelse av statens rolle i økonomien, mener Mariana Mazzucato, professor i innovasjon og forskningsleder ved det prestisjefylte Universitetet i Sussex i England.”

Markets, States, and the Green Transition

Markets, States, and the Green Transition

“Mariana Mazzucato has drawn attention to this public sector role by titling her recent book The Entrepreneurial State. She shows that without the state taking a significant part of the risk, there would be much slower rates of technological innovation around the world.” Fred Block

Risikovillig – Europeisk miljøbyrå: Må våge mer

Risikovillig – Europeisk miljøbyrå: Må våge mer

by Karin L. Fladberg, Dagsavisen

“Silikon Valley, med alle sine høyteknologiske bedrifter, er blitt det de er i dag takket være tilgang på langsiktig offentlig kapital. Staten er helt avgjø- rende i prosessene med å utvikle ny teknologi og skape vekst, fastslår professor Mariana Mazzucato.”

Staten mer innovativ enn private

Staten mer innovativ enn private

by Magnus Lysberg, Klassekampen

“Den internasjonalt aner- kjente økonomen Mariana Mazzucato vil gründermytene til livs. Basert på sin egen forskning, mener hun at staten er den viktigste drivkraften i teknologi- utviklingen.”

Staten mer innovativ enn private

Staten mer innovativ enn private

“Den internasjonalt anerkjente økonomen Mariana Mazzucato vil gründermytene til livs. Basert på sin egen forskning, mener hun at staten er den viktigste drivkraften i teknologi­utviklingen.” Magnus Lysberg

Gordon Brown: nationalise the oil fields

Gordon Brown: nationalise the oil fields

by Douglas Fraser, BBC News

“One new member, Prof Mariana Mazzucato, is well worth watching for her influence on Scottish government policy. The Sussex economist has written about “the entrepreneurial state – debunking the private versus public myth”, demonstrating how state intervention, investment and ownership can work well, particularly in driving forward innovation where it is too risky for private investors.”

First Minister names five new economic advisers

First Minister names five new economic advisers

by The Courier.co.uk

“Professor Sara Carter, associate deputy principal of Strathclyde University and professor Mariana Mazzucato, who also advises the UK Government and the European Commission, have also joined the council which meets twice a year.”

Sturgeon appoints five new members to council of economic advisers

Sturgeon appoints five new members to council of economic advisers

by STV News

“Professor Sara Carter, associate deputy principal of Strathclyde University and professor Mariana Mazzucato, who also advises the UK Government and the European Commission, have also joined the council which meets twice a year.”

Het probleem met durfkapitalisten

Het probleem met durfkapitalisten

by Rutger Bregman, De Correspondent

“Radicale innovatie, zo laat Mazzucato zien, komt bijna altijd bij de overheid vandaan. Neem de iPhone, hét symbool van technologische vooruitgang in onze tijd. Werkelijk ieder stukje technologie dat de iPhone een smartphone maakt in plaats van een stupidphone (internet, gps, touchscreen, batterij, harde schijf, stemherkenningssysteem) is ontwikkeld door onderzoekers die op de loonlijst stonden van de overheid.”

Government Funding Essential to Spur Innovation

Government Funding Essential to Spur Innovation

by Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Toronto Star

“Luckily, according to Mariana Mazzucato, governments are good at enterprising behaviour. The British economist was recently invited to Toronto by the Atkinson Foundation (which also funds the Star’s Work and Wealth reporting position). She points to the success of countries like the U.S. and Germany at deploying state resources to fund innovation.”

NO INNOVATION WITHOUT STATE SUPPORT

NO INNOVATION WITHOUT STATE SUPPORT

by Luca Tancredi Barone,

“Mariana Mazzucato is a professor of economics of innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex, UK. She presents her research in an internationally known book called The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Private vs. Private Sector Myths. She is an eloquent advocate of the importance of public investment to guarantee innovation-lead growth.”

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The mingy, minimal mindset of CBC managers: Salutin

The mingy, minimal mindset of CBC managers: Salutin

by Rick Salutin, The Star

“The point is, as economist Mariana Mazzucato says, “There is nothing in the DNA of the public sector that makes it less dynamic than the private sector.” That’s a breathtakingly counter-intuitive claim today but it would’ve been self-evident in the era when the CBC and NFB were born — and for decades after.”

De miskende overheid

De miskende overheid

“Gelukkig betreden er soms mensen het toneel, die geliefde verhalen aan diggelen gooien: Een van deze storykillers is Mariana Mazzucato. Zij is hoogleraar in de economie aan de Universiteit van Sussex én aan de Open Universitity.” Herman Van Den Bosch

Ajit Balakrishnan: Hail the invisible hand of the state

Ajit Balakrishnan: Hail the invisible hand of the state

by Ajit Balakrishnan, Business Standard.

“You need to peer really hard to detect this kind of invisible hand of the state. Mariana Mazzucato, professor of science and technology at the University of Sussex and the author of The Entrepreneurial State – Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

Privatisation a logical fallacy for Government

Privatisation a logical fallacy for Government

by Newsport, Douglas Shire’s Online Newspaper

“There are numerous US examples, as pointed out by Mariana Mazzucato, professor of economic innovation at the University of Sussex, in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs. The internet was created in the public sector.”

Kamp kiest het nieuwe Google

Kamp kiest het nieuwe Google

by Mathijs Bouman, Financieele Dagblad.

Article published in the Dutch Financieele Dagblad.

En innovationskatapult i tomtens säck?

En innovationskatapult i tomtens säck?

by Johan Norberg, SvD Opinion

“Aktiv industripolitik är återigen på modet. Att den amerikanska militären uppfann internet genom ”Arpanet” 1969, och det schweiziska partikelfysiklaboratoriet Cern utvecklade World Wide Web sägs ofta visa att myndigheter kan hjälpa framtiden på vägen. Ekonomen Mariana Mazzucato har rönt stor uppmärksamhet med sin tes att allt viktigt i en iPhone kommer från det offentliga.”

Forskare: Tacka staten för din iPhone

Forskare: Tacka staten för din iPhone

by Mikael Nyberg, Aftonbladet

“Men premissen för slutledningen är en myt, visar ekonomiprofessor Mariana Mazzucato i sin internationellt uppmärksammade bok The Entrepreneurial state.”

So schlecht hat Big Pharma die Kosten im Griff

So schlecht hat Big Pharma die Kosten im Griff

by Arvid Kaiser, Manager Magazin Online

“Zudem werde heute die Hälfte der Forschungskosten gar nicht von den Konzernen selbst getragen, sondern von gemeinnützigen Organisationen oder dem Staat. Der Steuerzahler bezahle doppelt – ein Echo auf die Thesen der Innovationsökonomin Mariana Mazzucato.”

Lo “stato innovatore”, storia di un’ingannevole chimera

Lo “stato innovatore”, storia di un’ingannevole chimera

by Alberto Mingardi, Il Foglio

“Il settore pubblico in Occidente gode di cattiva stampa, in realtà ha “inventato” Internet, l’iPhone e altro. Perciò la Mazzucato chiama lo stato alla riscossa. Aporìe di un tormentone”

Reforma de Marconi quer Estado mais útil pra sociedade. Cerebraço é mais inteligente do que bundaço

Reforma de Marconi quer Estado mais útil pra sociedade. Cerebraço é mais inteligente do que bundaço

by Jornal Opção

“A economista italiana Mariana Mazzucato escreveu um livro que é lido tanto por governantes quanto por empresários de todo o mundo. “O Estado Empreendedor — Desmascarando o Mito do Setor Público vs. o Setor Privado” (Portfolio Penguin, 304 páginas, tradução de Elvira Serapicos) é um best seller mundial e possivelmente deve ter sido lido pelo governador de Goiás, Marconi Perillo, pelo secretário de Gestão e Planejamento, Leonardo Vilela, por Igor Montenegro, agora superintendente do Sebrae, e pelo economista Giuseppe Vecci, deputado federal eleito pelo PSDB.”

Marianne

Marianne

French news magazine, Marianne, writes about the influence of Professor Mazzucato’s work on French politician Martine Aubry.

Sior paron dalle belle brache bianche caccia le palanche

Sior paron dalle belle brache bianche caccia le palanche

by Eugenio Scalfari, La Repubblica

“Una brava economista che vive a in Inghilterra insegna nell’Università del Sussex, Mariana Mazzucato in un articolo da noi pubblicato venerdì ha analizzato la differenza tra la politica di incentivi agli interventi privati e la politica effettuata da enti di vario genere e specializzati in diversi settori ma tutti della stessa natura pubblica.”

Staten viktigare än vad som erkänns

Staten viktigare än vad som erkänns

by Johan Schück, Dagens Nyheter

“Näringspolitik aär inte längre ett fult ord. Staten har en självklar uppgift att, i samverkan med entreprenörer och företag, driva fram innovationer. Det menar Mariana Mazzucato som är ett världsnamm inom innovationsforsknigen”.

Mariana Mazzucato, ecco come l’Italia può ripartire

Mariana Mazzucato, ecco come l’Italia può ripartire

by Alessio Jacona, Wired.it

” “L’innovazione non richiede solo grandi idee, ma anche la capacità di sostenerle dall’inizio alla fine”. È quindi necessario, anzi è persino urgente (perché in Italia non è ancora troppo tardi) che settore pubblico e privato collaborino gomito a gomito per “costruire un ecosistema dell’innovazione credibile”.”

Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

by Sara Ledwith, Reuters

Mazzucato’s research shows large-scale funding has been essential to past breakthroughs. All the most important technologies in Apple’s iPhone and iPad, for instance, were developed outside Silicon Valley and largely state funded, including a Nobel-winning breakthrough by European scientists Albert Fert and Peter Gruenberg.”

 

The Artful Dodgers

The Artful Dodgers

As the academic Mariana Mazzucato argues in her excellent book The Entrepreneurial State, many […] corporate innovations, including the parts of smartphones that make them smart, came out of state-funded research.” Rana Foroohar

My name is Richard and I am an addict – an Apple addict

My name is Richard and I am an addict – an Apple addict

by Richard Seymour, The Guardian

“The technological basis for Apple’s products, as Mariana Mazzucato has pointed out, was developed entirely in the public sector. The click wheel, microprocessor, micro hard drive, liquid crystal display, signal compression and lithium ion batteries that went into the first-generation iPod were all developed by employees of the US government, in the department of energy or the department of defence, or in other sectors of the public defence industry.”

L’INNOVAZIONE POSSIBILE

L’INNOVAZIONE POSSIBILE

by Franco Mosconi, Corriere di Bologna

“Perché il bel libro di Mariana Mazzucato, “Lo Stato Innovatore” (Laterza), citato nei giorni scorsi su questo giornale da Marco Marozzi, ha molto a che fare con le sfide insite nelle prossime elezioni regionali, qui in Emilia-Romagna?”

Mobile phone companies have failed – it’s time to nationalise them

Mobile phone companies have failed – it’s time to nationalise them

by Owen Jones, The Guardian

“As I write this, I fiddle occasionally with my iPhone: in her hugely influential book The Entrepreneurial State, Mazzucato looks at how its key components, like touchscreen technology, Siri and GPS are the products of public-sector research.”

È lo Stato che deve innovare

È lo Stato che deve innovare

A dimostrarci che le cose stanno davvero così è l’ultimo libro di Mariana Mazzucato, docente di Economia dell’innovazione all’Università del Sussex.” PDF

A good state would give each of us the chance to thrive

A good state would give each of us the chance to thrive

by Yvonne Roberts, The Guardian

“The state is already innovative and proactive, as economist Mariana Mazzucato eloquently argues, investing in green tech, for example and the technology in the US that led to Apple and Google, but it needs to be less retiring about its achievements.”

The public sector assumes most of the cost of research

The public sector assumes most of the cost of research

by Rachel Parker and David Wiseman, The Australian

“Mariana Mazzucato’s recent book, The Entrepreneurial State, shows major corporations have become less inclined over time to spend money on R&D than they were in the era of Bell Labs, preferring instead to direct funds to share buybacks to boost stock ­prices. Global corporations, including in the pharmaceutical and IT sectors, typically enter the innovation ecosystem towards the end of the cycle at which point they are in a position to capture a significant share of the profits.”

BNDES discute papel do setor publico na inovacao

BNDES discute papel do setor publico na inovacao

by Valor Econômico

O Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) vai participar de evento em Londres para discutir o papel do setor público no investimento direcionado à inovação. O seminário, que começa amanhã, é coordenado pela economista Mariana Mazzucato, professora de política científica e tecnológica na Universidade de Sussex. Ela acredita que o Estado deve ter grande papel no incentivo e apoio à inovação.”

De overheid: visionair ondernemer

De overheid: visionair ondernemer

by Wouter Van Driessche, De Tijd

“Wat als we innovatie aan de overheid hadden overgelaten? Leefden we dan nog in een wereld van paard, kar en rooksignalen? Dat cliché doet de waarheid veel geweld aan, zegt Mariana Mazzucato, rijzende ster aan het economenfirmament. Erger: het ondermijnt onze toekomst.”

L’enclosures dell’innovazione

L’enclosures dell’innovazione

“E’ questo il punto di partenza di un libro intelligentemente provocatorio e meritoriamente tradotto da Fabio Galimberti per la casa editrice Laterza. A scriverlo è Mariana Mazzucato, economista italiana” Benedetto Vecchi

Capitalisti coraggiosi, con l’aiuto dello Stato

Capitalisti coraggiosi, con l’aiuto dello Stato

by Tonia Mastrobuoni, La Stampa

“La tesi controcorrente dell’economista Mariana Mazzucato: da Internet alle nanotecnologie, è la mano pubblica che ha reso possibile l’innovazione”

 

Economist urges gov’t to invest in entrepreneurs

Economist urges gov’t to invest in entrepreneurs

“Mazzucato, whose work focuses on the relationship between innovation and growth and is the author of The Entrepreneurial State, said firms such as Apple had benefited from government investment, despite state intervention often being perceived as unwelcome.”

Broadbent: A way forward for Canada’s progressives

Broadbent: A way forward for Canada’s progressives

by Ed Broadbent, The Star

“That’s why it’s time to change the conversation. As keynote speaker Mariana Mazzucato reminded the audience at the summit, the battle for progressives today is not only a matter of practical policy. Progressives must also learn how to talk differently about issues. Only by recasting the framework of public conversation can we bring about meaningful change.”

The Most Dangerous Word in Tech

The Most Dangerous Word in Tech

“Increasingly, however, economists and social thinkers are challenging the conventional wisdom on innovation… Mariana Mazzucato described the most notable technology innovations as coming from the government, not the private sector.” Quentin Hardy

»Jag vill uppnå största möjliga samhällsnytta«

»Jag vill uppnå största möjliga samhällsnytta«

by Anna Karin Florén, Entré

“Mariana Mazzucato har seglat upp som en klart lysande stjärna på den internationella ekonom- himlen, om än inte oemotsagd. Med sin senas- te bok utmanar hon etablerade föreställningar om statens betydelse för ett positivt innova- tionsklimat. Apples Iphone och Googles sök- motor är två innovationer som inte hade fun- nits utan statlig inblandning, menar hon.”

TANK magazine

TANK magazine

by Lidija Haas, “The state of Innovation”

“The economist Mariana Mazzucato thoroughly debunked that myth in a 2011 report for Demos, which she wrote “in a style similar to the political pamphlets of the 1800s: quickly, and out of a sense of urgency”.”

Het Financieele Dagblad

by Frank Gersdorf, “De staat is de echte technologische vernieuwer, niet het bedrijfsleven”

“Econoom Mariana Mazzucato weet dat ze kan overdrijven, provoceert en soms misschien iets te hartstochtelijk opinies uitdraagt. Ze waarschuwt ervoor in de inleiding van haar vorig jaar uitgekomen, alom geprezen boek The Entrepreneurial State over de dominante rol van de overheid bij grote innovaties.”

Global Times

Global Times

by Edward Hadas, “Economists shed light on state’s unsung role”

“Why does Apple have such high profit? Why do banking systems have a tendency to fail? These seemingly unrelated questions have the same answer – taxpayers take a lot of the risk out of business activity.
The ideas of two unconventional economists, Mariana Mazzucato and Elinor Ostrom, can help improve policy.”

Labour breaks silence on Science

Labour breaks silence on Science

by Adam Smith, Research Fortnight

Research Fortnight reports that Shadow Universities Minister Liam Byrne is reading The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths.

The Independent

The Independent

by Owen Jones, “Why do private-sector zealots choose to ignore the countless ways public money underpins daily life?”

“One tiny little flaw with this dystopic piece of counter-factualism: er, the public sector was entrusted with doing just that. Economics professor Mariana Mazzucato’s The Entrepreneurial State shows how – to take just one example – the Apple iPhone brings together a dazzling array of state-funded innovations: like the touchscreen display, microelectronics, and the global positioning system.”
Epoca

Epoca

by Marcos Coronato, “Mariana Mazzucato: A economia sofre com empresas parasitas”

(article in Portuguese)
“Brasil e os países europeus tateiam no escuro à procura do caminho de volta ao crescimento. A economista italiana Mariana Mazzucato acredita ter uma lanterna. Professora de política científica e tecnológica na Universidade de Sussex, no Reino Unido, ela afirma que os governos sempre foram os maiores responsáveis por iniciar grandes revoluções tecnológicas – nas telecomunicações, na microeletrônica, na biotecnologia.”
Estrategia Online

Estrategia Online

by Estrategia Online, “Mariana Mazzucato: Si pocas firmas aseguran su cuota de mercado hay poca presion para innovar”

(article in Spanish)
“En entrevista con ESTRATEGIA, la internacionalmente reconocida economista de la Universidad de Sussex, Inglaterra, indicó que no basta con que las naciones bajen impuestos y se abran a la inversión. A su juicio, firmas como Google no existirían sin el apoyo del Estado.”

Non cercate una Apple dentro allo Stato

Non cercate una Apple dentro allo Stato

by Danilo Taino, Il Corriere Della Sera

“A Mariana Mazzucato, Steve Jobs decisamente non piace. Non la persona: il mito che si è creato attorno alla sua figura di genio e di irregolare. Pensa sia in parte usurpato e, soprattutto, deviante. La lettura che l’economista della University of Sussex— insegna Scienza e tecnologia — dà della Apple e del suo successo è il capitolo che più ha catturato l’attenzione mediatica nel libro che la professoressa ha pubblicato all’inizio dell’estate — The Entrepreneurial State, «Lo Stato imprenditore» — e che da allora sta facendo onde alte.”
The Three Most Important Thinkers About Innovation You Need To Know

The Three Most Important Thinkers About Innovation You Need To Know

“Invoking the work of Joseph Schumpeter, Mazzucato argues that government needs to play the role not simply of a backstop to the failures of private capitalism, but of an entrepreneur, promoting innovations that private corporations are unwilling to undertake because of their risk. The state can invest where what economist Frank Knight called “uncertainty” still prevails.” John B. Judis

The Economist

The Economist

“Ms Mazzucato is right to argue that the state has played a role in producing game-changing breakthroughs, and that its contribution to the success of technology-based businesses should not be underestimated.”

Globes

Globes

by globes.co.il, “The Entrepreneurial State review”

(article in Yiddish)
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Thank the Government for Innovative Technology

Thank the Government for Innovative Technology

“The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, by Mariana Mazzucato is a meticulously argued treatise that shows how unwise our conventional wisdom has become.” Christopher Dickey

A much-maligned engine of innovation

A much-maligned engine of innovation

“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

A much maligned engine of innovation

A much maligned engine of innovation

“Conventional economics offers abstract models; conventional wisdom insists the answer lies with private entrepreneurship. In this brilliant book, Mariana Mazzucato argues that the former is useless and the latter incomplete.” Martin Wolf    PDF

Donna Moderna

Donna Moderna

by Mariella Boerci, “La mia ricetta eretica per rilanciare l’economia”

(article in Italian)
” ‘Senza investimenti pubblici non esisterebbero internet ne’ l’iPhone’ sostiene Mariana Mazzucato, che insegna (economia, of course) in Inghilterra. Dove e’ diventata una star grazie a una tesi controcorrente: per uscire dalla crisi ci vuole piu’ Stato. Che deve investire in educazione, ricerca, nuove tecnologie. Proprio quello che in Italia non succede”

Carta Capital

Carta Capital

by Luiz Gonzaga Belluzzo,  “Hipocrisias mercadistas”

(article in Portuguese)
“Ao examinar essas relações nos Estados Unidos. Mariana Mazzucato desmascara o mito dos “gênios de garagem” e reduz a pó as lendas marqueteiras que celebram o papel do venture capital. Mazzucato descreve minuciosamente o roteiro para o sucesso da Apple, de Steve Jobs, e seus iPads e iPods. A ação do Estado não só garantiu o abastecimento do capital paciente e capaz de encarar o risco da inovação, como também ajudou a coordenar as relações entre a grande empresa integradora e seus fornecedores.”

Inovacao, assunto àespera de uma retorica esclarecedora

Inovacao, assunto àespera de uma retorica esclarecedora

by Cyro Andrade, Valor Econômico

“É preciso difundir o en- tendimento claro da essencialida- de do Estado como agente de de- senvolvimento tecnológico e dos modos como deve dar-se sua ativi- dade na área, lê-se no livro da eco- nomista Mariana Mazzucato.”

Forbes

Forbes

by Haydn Shaughnessy, “Getting at the one true rule of Innovation”

“I was reminded strongly of the mono-theism of innovation when I read Bruce Upbin’s piece recently, “Debunking The Narrative Of Silicon Valley’s Might”.
Bruce retells Mariana Mazzucato‘s view that the real engine of innovation is Government. Counter-intuitive, right! But shouldn’t we worship in Silicon Valley, anyway?”
Forbes

Forbes

by Greg Satell, “4 Government programs that drive Innovation”

 “In an important TED talk, Mariana Mazzucato suggests that the public sector has a crucial role to play in funding innovations deemed too risky for profit seeking companies, who are under intense pressure to show a return on investment before a project is undertaken.”
Il Venerdi di Repubblica

Il Venerdi di Repubblica

by Gaetano Prisciantelli, “La lezione eretica di Mariana: per fare business ci vuole piu’ Stato”
(article in Italian)

“«Mi hanno chiamata eretica, ma per me non c’è niente di meglio che essere definita così sulle pagine di Forbes». La rivista di finanza più patinata del mondo ha recensito il nuovo libro di Mariana Mazzucato, full professor di Economia e Science Policy alla University of Sussex, e l’ha consigliato a tutti.”

The Guardian

The Guardian

by Will Hutton, “Blame austerity, not old people, for the plight of Britain’s young”

“Two very good new books – Progressive Capitalism by David Sainsbury and The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato – complement each other in setting out an entirely new framework in which to get British capitalism to perform. Sainsbury focuses on the two heartland areas – finance and the knowledge infrastructure – that are in desperate need of reform and urges an enabling state to do just that. Mazzucato’s argument is that history’s lesson is irrefutable: only with state support do innovators take big risks.”

The Daily Star

The Daily Star

by Lynn Parramore, “What does Apple really owe taxpayers?”

“Economist Mariana Mazzucato has noted that executives of companies like Apple enjoy boasting about their entrepreneurial muscle, but if you look closely, you see that they have actually “surfed the wave of US government-funded investments.” Siri, for example, started out as a twinkle in the eye of government officials who envisioned software that could help overloaded military commanders.”

Value Walk

Value Walk

by Michelle Jones, “Apple’s iPhone: did the government make it?”

“Of course Apple Inc. has long gotten the credit for creating the iPhone, but a new book by economist Mariana Mazzucato puts a new perspective on innovation. In short, did Apple Inc. really make the iPhone, or did the government have something to do with it?”

Bloomberg

Bloomberg

by Mark Buchanan, “Who created the iPhone, Apple or the government?”

“What seems so obvious might also be completely wrong. This is the point that economist Mariana Mazzucato makes in her recent book, ‘The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Private vs. Public Sector Myths’.”

Reuters

Reuters

by Chrystia Freeland, “Economic worries and the global elite”

“The reality, Mazzucato said, is that the state is responsible for some of the most essential, and initially risky, innovations in our world today, ranging from the Internet to ‘the cool, revolutionary things in your iPhone.’ The state, she argued, is a “market maker,” whose ability to take bold, risky bets is critical for economies to grow at the global cutting edge.”

Le Temps

Le Temps

by Le Temps, “Les ploutocrates proliferent mondialement. Une menace pour le capitalisme?”

(article in French)
“Il y avait Mariana Mazzucato qui posait la question de savoir qui était capable de financer l’innovation radicale, de l’industrie privée ou de l’Etat…”

The New York Times

The New York Times

by Chrystia Freeland, “Eye-Opener for the Elite on Inequity”

“Most passionate of all was Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex, in England. Her gripe was with the familiar characterization of the private sector as the sole source of innovation and creative thinking and of the state sector as a Kafkaesque world of inefficiency, bureaucracy and frustration.”

TED

TED

by David Webber, “Government – investor, risk taker, innovator: Mariana Mazzucato at TEDGlobal 2013”

“At most, as economist Marianna Mazzucato outlined at TEDGlobal today, it’s seen as a “market fixer” — something that can patch holes and plug leaks when economic problems naturally occur.”

Inc.com

Inc.com

by Margaret Heffernan, “Who funds Silicon Valley? Not VCs”

“In recent months, a head-to-head contest has come to be seen as government vs. business. And according to one narrative, government is the problem. But that narrative, according to economist Mariana Mazzucato, is wrong. Speaking at TEDGlobal this week, Mazzucato laid out an impressive argument that the biggest investor in the United States is none other than: the United States government.”

London School of Economics article

London School of Economics article

“Five minutes with Mariana Mazzucato: ‘We have socialized the risk of innovation but privatised the rewards’ ”

The Guardian

The Guardian

by the Observer, “Corporate tax: our mainstream parties all fawned over multinationals”

“As for his point about innovation, there is now reputable research (eg William Lazonick and Mariana Mazzucato) which shows that innovation, especially in high risk and high capital intensity areas, rather than being initially financed by private companies, is significantly funded by governments.”

New Statesman

New Statesman

by Mehdi Hasan, “Where would you rather live: small-government Somalia or big-government Sweden?”

“But doesn’t big government crowd out the private sector? Stifle free enterprise and innovation? Not necessarily. Consider the arguments of Mariana Mazzucato, the Sussex University economist and author of The Entrepreneurial State. “Where would Google be today without the state-funded investments in the internet, and without the US National Science Foundation grant that funded the discovery of its own algorithm?” she wrote in the Guardian in April 2012. “Would the iPad be so successful without the state-funded innovations in communication technologies, GPS and touchscreen display?”

Ledger Enquirer

Ledger Enquirer

by Llewellyn King, “Llewellyn King: Government’s no-win conundrum”

“In an article published in the Harvard Business Review and republished in The Globalist, a daily online magazine,Mazzucato takes Apple as an example of a company that not only got early stage funding from the government’s Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program but also incorporated many government-funded innovations into its products. She writes: “In fact, many of the revolutionary technologies that make the iPhone and other products and services `smart’ were funded by the U.S. government. Take, for instance, the Internet, GPS, touchscreen display, as well as its voice-activated personal assistant, Siri.”

Science Guide

Science Guide

by Science Guide, “Innoveren met wereldklasse”

“Earlier ScienceGuide spoke to Mariana Mazzucato at the Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam about this theme. This highly regarded professor at Sussex University states that it is time to change the “socialized risk, privatized reward-system” that the European Union uses for innovation.”

Left avvenimenti

Left avvenimenti

by Manuele Bonaccorsi e Donatella Coccoli, “La scala anticrisi”

“Quando si dice innovazione viene subito in mente Steve Jobs, Google, e le grandi corporation americane votate al profitto, quotate in borsa, coi loro centri di ricerca privati, capaci di inventare le tecnologie che useremo in tutto il mondo, facendo ricchi gli azionisti. Senza intromissioni dello Stato. Quindi, ben venga l’austerità, sarà l’occasione per affamare la bestia, il settore pubblico inefficiente, riducendo la spesa pubblica per dare spazio alle virtù del mercato. Tagliando lacci e lacciuoli, o al massimo sostenendo con sgravi fiscali le imprese più innovative. «Peccato che questa storiella sia semplicemente falsa. Un mito». Mariana Mazzucato, nata in Italia, fin da bambina vive tra gli Stati Uniti e l’Inghilterra, dove insegna, all’università del Sussex. Esperta di politiche industriali, lavora coi governi inglese e olandese e col Consiglio europeo e ha appena scritto un libro dal titolo emblematico: Lo stato imprenditore.”

NRC Weekend

NRC Weekend

by Margriet van der Heijden, “Een ondernemende staat, díe innoveert”

(article in Dutch)
“Om met succes te innoveren, zegt Mariana Mazzucato, heb je slagvaardige bedrijven, maar ook een koersvaste overheid nodig. De heldenrol van durfkapitaal is een mythe.”

Xperedon

Xperedon

by Alan Cole, “Eco-Innovation: investment plea”

” ‘Green is starting to define the next technological revolution, which includes both the technologies and the direction through which all sectors are transformed, as they were with electricity and the internet…’ argues Professor Mariana Mazzucato, of the University of Sussex, in the report’s foreword. The report claims too little attention has been paid to clean-technology development in the UK, despite its huge potential and calls for focused approaches especially from venture philanthropists…”

Resource

Resource

by Libby Peake, “UK’s low-carbon innovation ‘faltering’ ”

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the University of Sussex, says in the report’s foreword: “Nurturing UK cleantech enterprise presents an important argument and series of steps that provide the vision, mission and plan towards a green-led recovery. Green is starting to define the next technological revolution, which includes both the technologies and the direction through which all sectors are transformed, as they were with electricity and the internet.” “

Lettera 43

Lettera 43

by Gabriele Perrone, “Crescita, l’illusione delle tasse”

(article in Italian)
“All’ Italia servono gli investimenti. In molti non si fidano delle recenti promesse da campagna elettorale di Monti (come quella sulla riduzione delle tasse già sdoganata e usurata negli ultimi 20 anni da Silvio Berlusconi) e non credono che sia questa la vera soluzione alla crisi. «Non basta promettere di tagliare le tasse, quello che serve davvero all’Italia sono gli investimenti», spiega a Lettera43.it Mariana Mazzucato, economista e professoressa all’Università del Sussex, in Gran Bretagna.”

Scotsman.com

Scotsman.com

by Ewan Crawford, “Trying times as ‘No’ camp drop ball”

“The idea of the “Entrepreneurial State”, a term championed by economist, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, which sets out the vital role of government in innovation is also attracting interest.”

Science Guide

Science Guide

by Science Guide, “Is the end of Spanish R&D near?”

“Spanish research is in a state of ‘cumulative deterioration’ states José Molero from the Spanish Confederation of Science. The budget per scientist has halved in the past four years and continues to drop. Perhaps prof. Mariana Mazzucato can give Spain a helping hand to break this disastrous trend?”

Science Guide

Science Guide

by Science Guide, “Mazzucato: ‘Entrepreneurial State’ is key innovator”

” “The role of the state in innovation is still misunderstood, its role goes beyond fixing ‘market failures’ ”, states Mariana Mazzucato, at the Science for Society Symposium. Additionally Mazzucato shared important lessons to catalyze innovation in the EU.”

La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia

by Andy Robinson, “Plan Marshall II or symbolic gesture?”

(article in Spanish)
“Pero, dada la gravedad de la recesión en la periferia y la probabilidad de muchos años de “devaluación interna” –recortes de salarios y de precios–, no va a ser ni de lejos suficiente, dice Mariana Mazzucato, del Instituto SPRU de la Universidad de Sussex (Reino Unido). “Son el chocolate del loro; haría falta al menos 100.000 millones”, dice.

The Growth Factory

The Growth Factory

by Demetri Zenghelis, “Ten principles for an effective business and innovation policy in the UK”

“As Mariana Mazzucato argues, Google owes much of its success to state-funded investments in the internet, and to the US National Science Foundation grant that funded the discovery of its foundational algorithm. Apples iPad has built on state-funded innovations in communication technologies, GPS and touch-screen display.  GSK and Pfizer both benefited from the $600bn the US National Institutes of Health has put into research that has led to 75% of the most innovative new drugs in the last decade. She points out that in these instances, what she terms the “Entrepreneurial State” took on the greatest risk long before the private sector dared to enter. In biotech, venture capital entered 15 years after state investment in the knowledge base.”

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly

by Computerweekly.com, “George Osborne’s budget 2012: IT sector wish list”

Mariana Mazzucato, chair in science and technology policy at the University of Sussex, believes that, although information technology is not necessarily one of the UK’s leading six sectors, Osborne could introduce a green agenda that would put IT at the forefront of change.”

Express

Express

by Geraint Jones, “Let’s create the British business of the future”

“If Mr Cameron’s pronouncements wanting to support British industry have failed to convince his business secretary, it is no surprise that some in the industries remain sceptical. Mariana Mazzucato, professor of economics and chair of science and technology policy at Sussex University, said government should copy countries like China, Finland, South Korea and Germany, which have invested in new sectors such as IT and energy-saving technology.”

NRC Handelsblad

NRC Handelsblad

by Caroline de Gruyter, “European governments must do more to spend money”

“More and more euro-countries have struggled with the strict fiscal rules they themselves have imposed late last year. They find the Italian economist Mariana Mazzucato on their side. ‘With their austerity mania euro countries undermine their own recovery.’ “

The Guardian

The Guardian

by Zoe Williams, “On capitalism we lefties are useless”

“the economist Mariana Mazzucato wrote a dazzling slim defence last year of The Entrepreneurial State, which she kicked off by demonstrating that the private sector has its own deficiencies in the area of enterprise, it is quite risk-averse, and new technologies often could not get off the ground without state support.”

The Independent

The Independent

“The US government has a conscious policy of picking winners and it works, says Professor Mazzucato, because it has a willingness to fail and an expertise which comes from having done this kind of thing for years.” Anthony Hilton

Financial Times

Financial Times

by Clive Cookson, “Science’s own financial crisis”

“ ‘The crisis has exposed deep flaws in conventional economic thinking on which financial policies and regulations have been based,’ says Mariana Mazzucato of the University of Sussex, the project leader.”

The Trade

The Trade

Anish Puaar, “Investing in Innovation”

“Public and private sector investment strategies are failing many SMEs, but a rethink of policy could provide the boost emerging areas such as green technology crave, according to Mariana Mazzucato, director of the European Commission’s FINNOV project.
Mazzucato, who is also RM Phillips chair in science and technology policy at the University of Sussex, is one of the key coordinators of FINNOV, which is aimed at understanding the relationship between financial markets and investment in innovation.”

The Independent

The Independent

by Margareta Pagano, “The unknighting of Fred Goodwin can only be redeemed by genuine reform”

“So what can be done? Well, Professor Mariana Mazzucato, of Sussex University, has come up with some bold ideas which should be required bedtime reading for all MPs. After a three-year study into the causes of and lessons of the financial crash, Mazzucato and her team published the final Finnov report last week. In it, she puts reforming the performance indicators used by financial markets right at the top of her list for reform. She claims that changing the links between risks and rewards led to the extraordinary financialisation of the economy, meaning that the financial-services sector took out value at the expense of industrial growth. It’s this practice that has undermined investment in productive activity, and destabilised the economy.”

The Energy Collective

The Energy Collective

by Alex Trembath, “Tackling denial about the government’s role in technology Innovation”

“I’ve already mentioned Mariana Mazzucato‘s new pamphlet ‘The Entrepreneurial State‘ on this blog before, but it’s well worth bringing up again. As she writes, ‘Many of the problems being faced today by the Obama administration are indeed due to the fact that US taxpayers are virtually unaware of how their taxes foster innovation and growth in the USA, and that corporations that have made money from innovations that has been supported by the government are neither returning a significant portion of the profits to the government nor investing in new innovation.’ “

BBC News

BBC News

by Tom de Castella, “Energy switching: Why the customer inertia?”

“Prof Mariana Mazzucato, an evolutionary economist at the Open University, says the consumer experts misread human nature. She believes they’ve fallen for the myth that people act rationally at all times and have the benefit of ‘perfect information’. In reality we are happy to stick to what we’ve got as long as it’s OK, she says. ‘Our behaviour is more about routines and rules of thumb. And inertia sets in due to both the costs of acquiring new information and the costs of switching.’ “

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

by William Lazonick, “Nine government investments that made us an industrial economic leader”

“In ‘State of Innovation: The U.S. Government’s Role in Technology Development‘, based on a project funded by the Ford Foundation, Fred Block and Matthew R. Keller have thrown the spotlight on the “invisible” developmental state. Also attacking the myth is a pamphlet, ‘The Entrepreneurial State‘, produced by Mariana Mazzucato, my colleague in projects funded by the European Commission and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. In a similar vein, the Breakthrough Institute has documented the history of U.S. government support for technology and innovation.”

the Spiked review of books

the Spiked review of books

by Rob Lyons, “The state or the free market? What a choice…”

“Venture capital doesn’t fare too well, either, in The Entrepreneurial State, a new report from UK think tank Demos written by Mariana Mazzucato, professor in the economics of innovation at the Open University. Mazzucato wants to deflate the puffed-up idea that the free market alone can provide the new products and services that Britain requires to produce new wealth.”

The Guardian

The Guardian

by Michael Jacobs, “Labour could start a green industrial revolution”

“As Mariana Mazzucato shows in a new Demos pamphlet, almost all the technological revolutions that have spurred new waves of growth in the past have sprung from government activity. They require what she calls an “entrepreneurial state”, willing to shape the technological and economic future.”

The Engineer

The Engineer

by Jason Ford, “Competition, carriers, and creativity”

“The report, The Entrepreneurial State by Prof Mariana Mazzucato, challenges the assumption that the state’s presence in the economy obstructs innovation. Prof Mazzucato argues that the state leads innovation by being more willing than venture capital to engage in early stage ideas, creating new products and markets.”

OU Sesame

OU Sesame

by OU Sesame, “Innovate to stimulate?”

“But we know very little about the link between innovation and economic performance, said Professor Mariana Mazzucato in her inaugural lecture Do the best firms always win? Puzzles around innovation and selection in economics.”

Financial Director

Financial Director

by Peter Bartram.

“Professor Mariana Mazzucato, who holds the chair of economics and innovation at the Open University, believes growth in the next two years will depend on the ability of the financial system to restructure itself ‘so that it nurtures those companies willing to undertake risky technological and organisational experimentation ­ potentially leading to new products and processes, the foundation of long-term growth,’  “

Winning advantage through Innovation

Winning advantage through Innovation

by Brett Matthews.

“I put this issue to professor Mariana Mazzucato, of The Open University. She said: ‘There is in fact ample evidence that the stock market often punishes firms for investing in expensive long term innovative projects, and that financial institutions do not always reward the most innovative, and productive firms. Understanding why this is, and how this differs between different countries, industries and different phases of the industries’ life-cycles is key for designing EC financial and innovation policies which will better prepare European companies for the next crisis.’ “