The EIB is hosting a seminar by Professor Mariana Mazzucato from the University of Sussex to discuss ‘The Entrepreneurial State and the Role of Public Banks.’
Professor Mazzucato, who holds the RM Phillips Chair in the Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, has undertaken extensive research into the role of public banks in fostering innovation. As a result she will be able to provide valuable insights into how the EIB can further enhance its impact in this area, with a particular focus on utilising EFSI resources.
This is demonstrated by Mazzucato’s recent book ‘The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths’ (Anthem, 2013) focusing on the need to develop new frameworks to understand the role of the state in economic growth and how to enable rewards from innovation to be just as ‘social’ as the risks taken. A publication which was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times.
Prior to working at the University of Sussex Mazzucato has held academic positions at the University of Denver, London Business School, Open University, and Bocconi University. She also was winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, the 2015 Wirtschaft Weiter Denken German book prize and in 2013 the New Republic called her one of the '3 most important thinkers about innovation'.
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. The event will also be tweeted live and a video will become available online shortly after the seminar.