Mariana Mazzucato is a Professor in Economics at the University of Sussex, where she holds the RM Phillips Chair in Science and Technology Policy.
She was the Coordinator of the European Commission’s FP7 project on Finance Innovation and Growth and is the Economics Director of the ESRC Innogen Centre. She is a member of the High Level Economic Policy Expert Group in the European Commission called Innovation for Growth (i4g). Her research focuses on the theoretical and empirical relationship between innovation, growth, and finance. In the The Entrepreneurial State, she argues that mainstream economics, and the market failure view of the State’s role in the economy, ignores the role of the State in courageously leading in the innovation game—from the internet to nanotech and modern day pharmaceuticals—providing the vision and funds in the most risky and uncertain areas. She appears regularly on BBC News, Newsnight, Bloomberg, and SKY News. More information on her projects, media involvement, and publications can be found on www.marianamazzucato.com.