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Professor Mariana Mazzucato to take to the stage at UITP Global Public Transport Summit


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Mariana Mazzucato, PhD, is a global name recognised for her work on the dynamics of technological change, the role of the public sector in innovation, and the concept of value in economics, she is known for turning economic ideas into policy.

Now, that leading voice will take to the stage for the UITP Global Public Transport Summit as the 2023 keynote speaker.

Mariana Mazzucato's reputation and knowledge has led to numerous high-level policy roles across the globe, and her ideas heard and read in numerous international outlets, on broadcast and in print.


As the defining event in the world of urban mobility, the UITP Global Summit has an important agenda for the sector: and that requires the very best voices to drive that direction.

Held across four days (Barcelona, 4-7 June 2023), it is the gathering of the sector's most important names and faces, brought together to discuss how best to define the future of public transport.

Mariana Mazzucato is a internationally respected for her extensive research and policy work, with her particular areas of interest being innovative-led growth, collective value financing, structUral change, mission-oriented policy, purpose driven corporate governance, and from the public good to the common good.


As an educator, Professor Mazzucato, PhD teaches the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at the University College London, where she is the founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.


As an author, she has written four highly-acclaimed books, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, and Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, the first published in 2013; the most recent The Big Con: How the Consulting Industry Weakens our Business, Infantilises our Governments and Warps our Economies, published just this year.

As an adviser, she brings her experience and insight to numerous high-level roles, including Chair of the World Health Organisation's Council on the Economics of Health for All, Co-Chair on the Council on Urban Initiatives, and the OECD High-Level Advisory Panel on Climate and Economic Resilience, to name just a few.


The UITP is delighted to present Professor Mariana Mazzucato, PhD as their keynote speaker.

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