Mariana Mazzucato

Professor of Economics of Innovation and Public Value; Founder and Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London (UCL)

PhD. Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL) and Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). Recipient: 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought; 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. Named one of the “3 most important thinkers about innovation”, New Republic; one of 25 leaders shaping the future of technology, Wired. Author of “The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths” (2013); “The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy” (2018). Advises policy-makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. Current roles include: Member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the South African President’s Economic Advisory Council; the OECD Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative; the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP); SITRA’s Advisory Panel in Finland; and Norway’s Research Council. Through role as Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, authored the high-impact report on “Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union”, turning “missions” into a crucial new instrument in the European Commission’s Horizon innovation programme.

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