Economics - Innovation - Inclusive Growth - Public Purpose
  • Mission Innovation keynote to global energy ministers

  • Speaking at FT Innovate 2014 conference

  • TED Global 2013 – more than 700,000 views

  • The Entrepreneurial State: Keynote presentation at APRPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, 2014

  • Socialising risk and privatising reward: speaking at the World Economic Forum, 2013


Professor Mazzucato regularly gives talks to public and private sector organisations around the world on the economics of growth and innovation.

She has spoken to Governments, public sector agencies, business and private sector organisations in countries including the UK, USA, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and China about the role of the state in modern capitalism and how to achieve smart, inclusive economic growth.

Recent transnational organisations where she has given keynotes include the OECD, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Her 2013 TED Global talk, “Government: investor – risk taker – innovator”, has been viewed more than 700,000 times.

Her book, The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, is stirring up much needed debate worldwide and been covered by leading international publications including The New York Times, the Financial Times and The Economist. In 2014 Professor Mazzucato won the New Statesman SPERI prize in political economy.

To book Professor Mazzucato to give a talk contact Danny Stern

Tel: Direct: +1-908-325-3877 | Cell: +1-908-385-9405 | Main: +1-908-276-4344

Featured Talks

2018 Leontief Economics Prize Keynote

Keynote fore the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought titled “Globalization, Innovation, and Inequality”

INET Conference 2017

Institute for New Economic Thinking 2017 annual conference: speaker in plenary panel on “Reversing Dual Economies?”, chaired by Tim O’Reilly.

European Central Bank

Panelist on “Innovation, Investment and Productivity” at the ECB Central Banking Forum with Joel Mokyr and Hal Varian.

University of Cambridge

Cambridge Public Policy Annual Lecture on ‘Smart and Inclusive Growth: a new narrative on wealth creation’.


German Parliament

Keynote to German SPD Business Conference with Economic and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel.


upcoming and recent talks

TEDSummit 2019

TEDSummit 2019

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – keynote speaker in the session “Business unusual” more

Rethinking Value

Rethinking Value

San Francisco, United States – Mazzucato to deliver a seminar on rethinking value at the Long Now Foundation more