December 26, 2013

Best-Selling Economist, “Innovation Thinker,” To Discuss “Entrepreneurial State” at Library

BookMugEconomist Mariana Mazzucato, who has been named by the New Republic as one of “the ‘most important innovation thinkers today,” will be in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library on December 30 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new best-seller, The Entrepreneurial State — Debunking Public vs. Private Myths in Risk and Innovation

According to Andrew Jackson of The Toronto Globe and Mail, “Ms. Mazzucato provides a refreshing new take on rather stale debates on the economic role of
government. […] The Entrepreneurial State is a forceful reminder that governments have a major role to play in building a highly productive, innovative and sustainable economy.”

Named one of the ‘2013 Books of the Year’ by the Financial Times, The Entrepreneurial State was recommended by Forbes in its 2013 “creative leaders” list.

Ms. Mazzucato received her BA from Tufts University in History and International Relations, and a PhD in Economics at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. She is a professor of economics at the University of Sussex, where she holds the RM Phillips Chair in Science and Technology Policy (in SPRU). Her current research work is funded also by the Ford Foundation and by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Her research focuses on the theoretical and empirical relationship between innovation, growth, and finance. More information on her projects, media involvement, and publications can be found on