Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato is the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL) and founder and director of UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. She has advised policymakers around the world on innovation-led growth and is 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 of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. Professor Mazzucato’s current research projects include two funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program—Innovation-Fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth and Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society—and an Open Society Foundations project on Rethinking Medical Innovation. Her recent research includes projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Institute for New Economic Thinking and work commissioned by NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology. Professor Mazzucato wrote The Value of Everything and The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths. She has won the New Statesman SPERI prize in political economy and the Hans-Matthöfer-Preis. Professor Mazzucato earned a bachelor of arts in history and international relations from Tufts University and a master’s and a PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research.