Mariana Mazzucato: some reading material to familiarize you with the UOC's upcoming honorary doctor

Subject:  Economy and Business
Mariana Mazzucato

This new Library guide covers the career and works of economist Mariana Mazzucato, an expert in the economics of innovation and a leading figure in the field of public value.

Mariana Mazzucato, one of the world's most influential economists, will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the UOC in recognition of her academic career. She is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), advisor to policy makers around the world and The New Republic named her as one of the three most important thinkers about innovation.

The ceremony will be held at Barcelona City Council's Saló de Cent at 6 p.m. on Thursday 3 February and will be live streamed.

The UOC Library Team has selected and gathered together content in a variety of formats so that you can familiarize yourself with this international expert and the ideas she advocates.

This Library guide includes the talks Mazzucato has given, her articles and books available in the Library, information on the prizes and honours she has received, and the bodies and organizations she is associated with.


In the videos and publications included in the Library guide, she debunks some of the myths around today's economic system and urges the public sector to become an actor that invests in innovation, challenging the assumption that the state can facilitate the creation of wealth, but cannot itself produce it. She also examines the current concept of economic value and how it accentuates the inequalities between those who benefit and those left worse off.

What reading material do we suggest?

With the help of this content, you will be ready to join the global debate advocated by Mazzucato.