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Mariana Mazzucato

Italian-American economist, professor


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Mariana Mazzucato is founder and director of the University College of London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, as well as professor of economics of innovation and public value. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and international relations from Tufts University, and a Masters and Ph.D in economics from the New School for Social Research.

An expert in the economics of innovation, she has researched the role of innovation in public and private organizations and examined methods for guiding innovation to further strategic goals. She wrote The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, in which she suggests that the marginalization of entrepreneurship and innovation to the private sector is the wrong approach, pointing out that many consumer technologies emerged from government funded research and development efforts.

Her writing has won several awards, including the Hans Matthöfer German book prize, the IPEG Book Prize and, most recently, the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. She serves on the Council of Economic Advisors for the Government of Scotland and as a scientific advisor for the Italian Parliamentary Budget Office. In 2019, she became a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy.

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Mariana Francesca Mazzucato is an economist with dual Italian–US citizenship. She is a professor at University College London in Economics of Innovation and Public Value and she is the founder and director of their Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose . Her research focuses on the relationships between technological, economic and social changes. She is Chair of the World Health Organization's Council on the Economics of Health for All, a member of the Scottish Government's Council of Economic Advisers, South Africa's Economic Advisory Council and the United Nation's High-Level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs.

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Open University

University in Milton Keynes, UK

Tufts University

Private research university in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts

Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

University of Sussex

University in Brighton and Hove, UK

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