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Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato

Writing for PS since 2015
48 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Chair of the World Health Organization’s Council on the Economics of Health For All, and a co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water. She is the author of The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (Penguin Books, 2019), The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (Penguin Books, 2018), and, most recently, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism (Penguin Books, 2022).

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  1. The World Is Still Failing at Pandemic Preparedness and Response
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    The World Is Still Failing at Pandemic Preparedness and Response

    Nov 18, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato & Alan Donnelly worry that health investment is being crowded out despite its centrality to all other development goals.

  2. The Entrepreneurial State Must Lead on Climate Change
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    The Entrepreneurial State Must Lead on Climate Change

    Nov 4, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato explains how governments, and only governments, can accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

  3. New Missions for Latin America
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    New Missions for Latin America

    Oct 24, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato proposes a new vocabulary and framework for the region’s progressive policymakers.

  4. Mariana Mazzucato on the energy crisis, the Inflation Reduction Act, REPower EU, and more
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    Mariana Mazzucato on the energy crisis, the Inflation Reduction Act, REPower EU, and more

    Oct 18, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato reminds us that private green investment can be fickle, calls for more direct public financing of climate action, proposes policy interventions focused on “pre-distribution,” and more.

  5. Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Oct 5, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.

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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell

    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.

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