Prof Mariana Mazzucato
|Post:||Reginald M Phillips Professorship in the Economics of Innovation (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, School of Business, Management and Economics)|
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Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the prestigious RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. Previously she has held academic positions at the University of Denver, London Business School, Open University, and Bocconi University. Her research focuses on the relationship between financial markets, innovation, and economic growth--at the company, industry and national level. Between 2009-2012 she directed a large 3 year European Commission FP7 funded project on Finance and Innovation (FINNOV); her current project on Financing Innovation is funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); and her project on Finance and Mission Oriented Investments is funded by the Ford Foundation'sReforming Global Financial Governance initiative. Her new book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking private vs. public sector myths (Anthem, 2013)--on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times, Forbes and the Huffington Post--focuses on the need to develop new frameworks to understand the role of the state in economic growth—and how to enable rewards from innovation to be just as ‘social’ as the risks taken. In 2013 the New Republic called her one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation'. She advises the UK government and the EC on innovation-led growth.
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Mariana's book makes it onto the Financial Times 'books of the year' list and Forbes 2013 'recommended readings for creative leaders' list.
'Money Talks' - TED Global 2013
The Entrepreneurial State:
Debunking public vs. private sector myths
Mariana's book makes it onto the Financial Times books of the year list and Forbes 2013 recommended readings for creative leaders' list.
This is a book whose time has come. Mariana Mazzucato documents how the state played a crucial role behind some of the landmark innovations of our time. For many, the “entrepreneurial state” is a contradiction in terms. For Mazzucato, it is both a reality and a requirement for future prosperity.
Dani Rodrik, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
The principal entrepreneurial drive that has given us many of today’s most important technologies has come from the state. Most thinking and arguing regarding how to energize our sluggish economies is blind to this fact. Mariana Mazzucato’s book aims to get us to understand better the sources of entrepreneurship, and to reflect more positively on the role aggressive technology policies can play in getting our economies moving again.
Richard Nelson, Columbia University
The Entrepreneurial State delivers a well-researched and elegantly (even entertainingly) written knock-out to the belief across most of the political spectrum and the economics profession that (with some qualifications) ‘the market knows best’. As many governments wonder how to boost the productivity and innovativeness of their industrial sectors, the book provides guidelines – based on successful and unsuccessful cases – on how to do industrial policy well. Above all, it shows why the common presumption that the state ‘crowds out’ the private sector – as though the private sector is a lion caged by a smothering state – is contradicted by what governments of economies from the United States to Brazil and China actually do to ‘crowd in’ innovations in the private sector.
Robert Wade, London School of Economics
BBC Newsnight and Horizon
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My projects, publications, blogs, videos and more can be found on: www.marianamazzucato.com
Information is also available on my EC FP7 FINNOV project website www.finnov-fp7.eu
And you can now follow me on Twitter: @MazzucatoM