PhD. Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL); Co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water; Founding Director, UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). Winner of international prizes including the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. Named one of the “3 most important thinkers about innovation” by The New Republic, one of the 50 most creative people in business in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by WIRED. Author of “The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths” (2013), which investigates the critical role the state plays in driving growth; “The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy” (2018), which looks at how value creation needs to be rewarded over value extraction; “Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism”. Advises policy-makers on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. Special Economic Adviser for the Italian Prime Minister (2020); Chair, World Health Organization’s Economic Council on Health for All; Member, Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors and the South African President’s Economic Advisory Council.