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Meet the Author: Mariana Mazzucato

Author Bio and Details

Mariana Mazzucato, PhD, is a professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, where she is the founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. She has written, edited, or co-authored numerous books, articles, and papers on policy, capitalism, economics, and innovation, including The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy. She advises policy makers worldwide and is currently a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council, the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the UN’s Committee for Development Policy, and the OECD’s Secretary General’s Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative. She is also a Special Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister, and a Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. She lives in London with her husband and four children.

Books by Mariana Mazzucato

Mission Economy

A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

Book cover image: Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

Award-winning author and leading economist Mariana Mazzucato critically examines the current system of capitalism and argues for mission-oriented policies, emphasizing why we need to take big risks to achieve even bigger rewards for our health, society, and environment.  More »