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, and is Founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose which is dedicated to rethinking the role of public policy.

She is winner of the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. She was named as one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation' by the New Republic, and is on The Bloomberg 50 list of ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2019.

Her highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. She is co-editor of Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (2016). Her book The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (2018), looks at the need to reward value creation over value extraction, and was shortlisted for several prizes.

She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive growth and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the UN’s Committee for Development Policy, SITRA’s Advisory Panel in Finland and Norway’s Research Council. She is currently a Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and has recently authored an EC report on Research & Innovation in the EU.