Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) currently holds the RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. From March 1st 2017, she will be joining University College London (UCL) to found and direct a new Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. Mazzucato is author of the highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (Anthem 2013; Public Affairs, 2015) and winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy and the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis . In 2013 she was named as one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation' in the New Republic.
Mazzucato has advised policy makers around the world on innovation-led growth. Her current research projects are funded by the EC Horizon programme and the Open Society Foundations. She has also recently worked on research projects commissioned by NASA, the European Space Agency and the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology. Her latest book is Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (Wiley Blackwell, July 2016) and she is currently writing The Value of Everything to be published by Penguin Allen Lane in 2017.