Mariana Mazzucato (born June 16, 1968) 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 (IIPP). Her research focuses on the relationships between technological, economic, and social changes. She is a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers and South Africa’s Economic Advisory Council. In 2019, she joined the UN Committee for Development Policy.
Mazzucato is the author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy. In 2016, Mazzucato co-edited a book, Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth with Michael Jacobs. The New Republic called her one of “the three most important thinkers about innovation” in 2013.
Books in order of publication:
Firm Size, Innovation and Market Structure: The Evolution of Market Concentration and Instability – 2000
Strategy for Business, A Reader – 2002
Knowledge Accumulation and Industry Evolution: Pharma-Biotech – 2006
The Entrepreneurial State: Demos – 2011
Innovation as Growth Policy, in “The Triple Challenge: Europe in a New Age” – 2015
Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth – 2016
The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy – 2018
Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism – 2021