Professor Mariana Mazzucato

Founder and Professor, Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL

Mariana Mazzucato is Professor of Economics of Innovation and Public Value and is Founder and Director of the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London (UCL). She is winner of the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the ‘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. Her new book The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy was shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize. She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive growth.