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Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato

Writing for PS since 2015
43 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. Transforming the Economics and Governance of Water
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    Transforming the Economics and Governance of Water

    Sep 21, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato, et al. call for new thinking about an issue that lies behind all of the world’s biggest collective challenges.

  2. Failing the Pandemic Preparedness Test
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    Failing the Pandemic Preparedness Test

    Sep 15, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato thinks the international community is falling woefully short on averting future global health crises.

  3. An Effective Pandemic Response Must Be Truly Global
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    An Effective Pandemic Response Must Be Truly Global

    Jul 20, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato & Jayati Ghosh urge the G20 and the World Bank to adopt an inclusive design for their proposed financial intermediary fund.

  4. How the G7 Could Help the Debt-Distressed
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    How the G7 Could Help the Debt-Distressed

    Jun 23, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato & Alan Donnelly identify three tools that rich, influential countries could deploy immediately to assist poor countries.

  5. A New Model for African Health
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    A New Model for African Health

    May 20, 2022 Mariana Mazzucato & Vera Songwe propose a new holistic approach to designing policies, directing innovation, and investing in people.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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