Mazzucato was commissioned by NASA to be part of a small group studying the economic development of Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Her contribution focussed on the role of the changing relationship between the public and private sectors in the emerging LEO economy. Other commissioned researchers included Eric Maskin (Harvard), Josh Lerner (Harvard), Greg Tassey (Washington), Al Link, Nichcolas Vonortas (George Washington University). NASA Research Directors: Alexander Macdonald and Patrick Besha. Report completed April 2015.
Blog by Dr. Dava Newman, deputy administrator of NASA and Tom Kalil, deputy director for policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy