Asian Investment Conference 2023
Professor, Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London; Author, “Mission Economy”
Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. She is also a selected fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and of the Italian National Science Academy (Lincei).
Prof. Mazzucato has won several international prizes including the Grande Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, Italy’s highest civilian honour, in 2021. She also received the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.
She was named one of the 50 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2020, and one of the 25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism by WIRED.
Prof. Mazzucato has authored three highly-acclaimed books: The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, which investigates the critical role the state plays in driving growth; The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy, which looks at how value creation needs to be rewarded over value extraction; and Mission Economy: a moonshot guide to changing capitalism.
She also advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. Her current roles include Chair of the World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health for All, Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water and Co-Chair on the Council on Urban Initiatives. She is a member of several high-level economic, social, climate and innovation advisory groups and has authored high-impact reports on mission-oriented innovation and transformation.