Mariana Mazzucato

Government -- investor, risk-taker, innovator

825,569 views • 14:04
Subtitles in 20 languages
Up next
Details
Discussion
Details About the talk

Why doesn't the government just get out of the way and let the private sector — the "real revolutionaries" — innovate? It's rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state — which many see as a slow, hunkering behemoth — is really one of our most exciting risk-takers and market-shapers.

About the speaker
Mariana Mazzucato · Innovation economist

Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato comes up with a surprising answer: the state.

Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato comes up with a surprising answer: the state.