Mariana Mazzucato’s work is challenging and changing the political discourse on the role of the state in driving innovation. She has advised policymakers around the world on how to achieve economic growth that is both smart and inclusive.
She is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors, the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Economics of Innovation and the advisory panel for SITRA (Finnish Innovation Agency). In recent years she has been invited to discuss her work with governments and policymakers in Germany, the USA, Italy, Canada, Brazil, China, Chile, Argentina, the UK, Spain, Norway and others, including global financial organisations such as the OECD and the World Bank.In 2016, Alicia Barcéna, Executive Secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said, “Professor Mazzucato has stormed the global economic debate”.
Her highly acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths has been cited by the Director of the US National Institutes for Health during a hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee in April 2014 as evidence of the state’s critical role in financing innovation and in 2015 she gave evidence to a US Senate Forum of the Middle-Class Prosperity Project.