Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism
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About the Author
Mariana Mazzucato, PhD, is a professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, where she is the founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. She has written, edited, or co-authored numerous books, articles, and papers on policy, capitalism, economics, and innovation, including The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy. She advises policy makers worldwide and is currently a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council, the Scottish Government's Council of Economic Advisors; the UN's Committee for Development Policy, and the OECD's Secretary General's Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative. She is also a Special Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister, and a Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. She lives in London with her husband and four children.
Stimulating . . . [Mazzucato] unearths a plethora of intriguing case studies to back up her claims. Policy makers will want to take note.--Publishers Weekly
The debates Mazzucato has been trying to open for years are now unavoidable. So let's have them.--Ezra Klein
She is as forthright in her opinions as she is eloquent in expressing them.--Financial Times
I believe [her vision] can help to think about the future.
--Pope Francis, from an open letter to Judge Roberto Andrés Gallardo, president of the Pan-American Committee of Men and Women Judges for Social Rights
One of the three most important thinkers about innovation.--New Republic
This economist has a plan to fix capitalism. It's time we all listened.--Wired
Mazzucato has influenced the way American politicians speak about the state's potential as an economic engine.--New York Times
Mariana Mazzucato is foremost among the flamethrowers. A professor at University College London and the founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, she asks fundamental questions about how 'value' has been defined, who decides what that means, and who gets to measure it.--Forbes
One of the world's most influential economists is on a mission to save capitalism from itself.--Quartz
The world's scariest economist. . . . Mariana Mazzucato is a name to strike fear in the heart of anyone slightly shaky in their masculinity or grasp of the figures.--Times (UK)