Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato


UCL Professor, Founder/Director of Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. Author of The Entrepreneurial State; Value of Everything. 4 kids keep me laughing.

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Today I'll be talking alongside @KeyuJin  at @WSJ  CEO Council Summit from 12.30pm (BST) on The Innovation Race!

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A sad site while strolling with my kids: poor bird (eggs about to hatch) making nest on London’s canal near Kings Cross, out of plastic and garbage. Must ground the Sustainable Development Goals in the very local: from the wide oceans to the narrow canals.

Thank you for listening @PresEl @USTradeRepectBiden to the need for a People's Vaccine! My article with colleagues on this a week a @TheEconomisto  in the : and in February@Newsweek  @RGrynspan  @Jayati1609  @ElsTorreele  #PeoplesVaccine 

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Today we had the first meeting of our (ALL women!) WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All. So honoured to Chair it. Thank you @DrTedros  !

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So looking forwards to being in conversation with Noam Chomsky at The Cambridge Union on May 31st.

Join me & the @WHO  team today @ 4pm (BST) for a press conference to discuss connected economic, social & health impacts of COVID-19 & the new #EconomicsHealthForAll  Council's work to shape systems to build healthy, just & equitable societies. LIVE on @WHO  's Twitter and YouTube

The Council’s mission is to provide a new approach to shape the economy with the objective of building healthy societies that are just, inclusive, equitable and sustainable. #EconomicsHealthForAll 

Health and wellbeing should be at the centre of all policy making: social policy, economic policy, and innovation policy. #EconomicsHealthForAll 

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I've lived in UK for 20 yrs with full time academic job. Had 4 kids here. My application for permanent residency was turned down. Supposedly credit card for application fee did not work (card was fine). Kept my Italian passport for 6 months. Could have called to check number? Nah

In bus today heard great summary of Davos: Billionaires telling millionaires how the middle class should live.

Grenfell Tower = microcosm of 3 very bad economic ideas 1. De-regulation; 2. Outsourcing (public service for private profit); 3. Austerity.

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’ | Medical research | The Guardian

Wrong again. State investments are behind most new drugs. US National Institutes of Health spend $40 billion/year on drug innovation. Real question is how to make sure that investment is governed for the public interest and not private profit. More info

Social genius: Saskia, my niece, has organised a game of bingo for the the quarantined retirement home in front of her flat in Amsterdam! No social distancing, only physical.

Boris says vaccine came from capitalism & greed. Wrong (again) on BOTH. 1. Capitalism? Massive high risk early stage PUBLIC investment 2. Greed? That's what's making things go very wrong. Abandon ideology (and ignorance). My article with @henrylsl 

The UK election manifesto is an easy one. A decade has been lost between useless (and mean) AUSTERITY and misinformed BREXIT. Solution is to INVEST INVEST INVEST. Invest in PEOPLE, invest in COMMUNITIES, invest in new OPPORTUNITIES that drive GREEN economic growth. Duh.

Over last year spoke to ⁦⁩ several times about turning climate change into a ‘directed’ growth opportunity, framed as boldly as the moonshot: systemic approach with clear goal stimulating cross sectoral investments. She totally gets it.

On @BBCr4today  I said: (1) Green New Deal is INVESTMENT in our future; (2) austerity decimated social fabric (costs to pick up mess); (3) debate should be also on high PRIVATE debt. I asked @bbcnickrobinson  to talk about that, he said: ‘we report what they tell us’. Who is they?

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