Mariana Mazzucato is professor in the economics of innovation and public value and is founder and director of the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. She has received the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and the All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. Professor Mazzucato was described as one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation” in the New Republic and is on the Bloomberg 50 list of “Ones to Watch” for 2019. Her book The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths was on the Financial Times’ 2013 Books of the Year list. Professor Mazzucato’s latest book, The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, was shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. She advises policymakers around the world on innovation-led inclusive growth and is currently a member of the Scottish government’s Council of Economic Advisers, the UN’s Committee for Development Policy, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SITRA’s Advisory Panel in Finland, and Norway’s Research Council. Professor Mazzucato is also a special adviser for the European Commission’s Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.