Mariana Mazzucato

A new story about capitalism

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Anne-Marijn Epker

Modern economies reward activities that extract value rather than create it. This must change to ensure a capitalism that works for us all

The coronavirus crisis triggers a recession of seismic proportions, leaving countries in massive public debt and causing millions of people to become unemployed. Together with one of the world’s most influential and creative economists Mariana Mazzucato, we will look at how the current crisis could serve as an opportunity to implement structural economic reforms. Which political decisions should leaders around the globe make to achieve this?

Mariana Mazzucato is one of the world’s most influential and creative economists. She is professor of economics at UCL, director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), and author of two highly acclaimed books: The Entrepreneurial State (2013) and The Value of Everything (2018). She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. In a recent op-ed in the Guardian, she wrote that the Covid 19 crisis is a chance to do capitalism differently. We will speak about this question with her during a live – zoom interview.

Join us, either in De Balie or via our livestream. Do you want to ask Mariana a question? Drop your question here.

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