The New Statesman SPERI Prize Lecture: Mariana Mazzucato
The inaugural New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy has been awarded to Mariana Mazzucato of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.
|Professor Mazzucato will deliver a lecture titled “Smart growth: an innovative way to tackle inequality” at the Emmanuel Centre in London at 6.30pm on Thursday 13 November.
The lecture is free but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – please register here.
Professor Mazzucato said: “I am honoured and delighted to receive the New Statesman SPERI prize, especially given the high calibre of the shortlist. I hope it will help focus attention on the urgent need to tackle rising inequality. This is not just about tax: we need to fundamentally rethink how we talk about wealth creation. Ignoring the key role of the state – or the tax payer – in wealth creation has, in my view, been a lead cause of inequality, allowing some (hyped up) actors to reap a rate of return way beyond their actual contribution. My Prize Lecture will focus on this dysfunctional dynamic – and what to do about it.”
More details about the prize and the shortlist can be found here.