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Mariana Mazzucato

Professor and a Director, University College London

Professor Mariana Mazzucato holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value and is Director of the Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose, University College London (UCL). Mazzucato’s highly acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (Anthem, 2013) was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. She is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy and the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis, and in 2013 she was named as one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation” by New Republic.

She advises policymakers around the world on innovation-led growth and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Leadership Council and Sitra’s Advisory Panel in Finland. Her current research projects include two funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – Innovation-fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth (ISIGrowth) and Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society (DOLFINS) – the project Rethinking Medical Innovation, funded by the Open Society Foundations, and a project on mission-oriented innovation policies with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Her recent research also includes projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and work commissioned by NASA and the European Space Agency.

She is co-editor of Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Wiley Blackwell, July 2016). Her new book, The Value of Everything, will be published by Penguin (Allen Lane) in 2018.

Mariana Mazzucato is an acting member of Sitra’s international advisory panel.

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