Global economics expert Mariana Mazzucato is a Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex, holding the RM Phillips Chair in Science and Technology Policy. She is also a Coordinator of an ECFP7 project focused on Finance Innovation and Growth. Additionally, Mariana is an Economics Director of the ESRC Innogen Centre and a member of the High-Level Economic Policy Expert Group in the EC94g. The latter role has her advising the European Commission on Innovation-Led Growth.
Mariana has previously held a number of academic positions, including at the University of Denver, the London Business School, Bocconi University, and the Open University.
Other roles filled by Mariana Mazzucato include working on research projects through the Ford Foundation and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. More recent projects include Innovation-fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth (ISIGrowth), and Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society – funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Initiative. She has also done work for NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology.
Mariana is a prolific writer, with work published in many journals. She is also a best-selling author of multiple books, including The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (Anthem) which wade the Financial Times’ 2013 Books of the Year list. It was also nominated for the prestigious German Wirtschaftsbuchpreis and has been translated into a number of languages.
Amongst awards Mariana includes the New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy (2014), the Hans-Matthöfer-Preis (2013), and was called one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation” by the New Republic.
Mariana Mazzucato has given many keynotes. Organisations she has addressed include the World Bank, TEDx, The World Economic Forum, and the OECD, amongst many others. Mariana’s much-acclaimed talks feature aspects such as the relationship between different financial markets, innovation, and economic growth – at company, industry, and national levels.