Outspoken economist busting myths
about entrepreneurship

Bill Emmott"The Value of Everything: Who Makes
and Who Takes from the Real Economy

Professor Mariana Mazzucato

Director of UCL Institute forInnovation and Public Purpose,
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value

Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), and Director of UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Her work is focused on the economics of innovation; patient finance; economic growth and the role of the State in modern capitalism. She advises policy makers around the world on how to achieve economic growth that is more innovation-led, inclusive and sustainable.

Her 2013 book, The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, looks at the ‘investor of first resort’ role that the State has played in the history of technological change.

In 2016 Mariana co-edited a book called Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth focusing on the need for new economic thinking to drive more effective economic policies.

Her latest book The Value of Everything, looks at the need to revisit the difference between value creation and value extraction, and the problems that arise when one is confused with the other.

Professor Mazzucato has won a series of awards for her work and in 2013 was named as one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation'. She is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy and the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis. In 2018 she won the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.