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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures

Putting collective value creation at the heart of economic thinking

Mariana Mazzucato (University College London)

Monday 13 March 2023 18:30 - 20:00

This event is both online and in person

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

About this event

Building an inclusive economy: toward a value-creating, mission-oriented, and capable state.

Mariana Mazzucato shows how our current global challenges around climate, health and digitalization require governments to invest in their internal creative capabilities, resisting the outsourcing trend and become more mission-oriented in how the state interacts with business.

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Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). Her highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State investigates the critical role the state plays in driving growth - and her book The Value of Everything looks at how value creation needs to be rewarded over value extraction. Her latest book is Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism.

Richard Layard (chair) is co-director of the community wellbeing programme in the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.


This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with both in-person and online audiences.

For the online event: Registration for this event on Zoom will open after 10am on Monday 27 February.

For the in-person event: Tickets will be available by request via LSE's online ticket request form, which will open after 10am on Monday 27 February.

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Lionel Robbins Lectures 2023

Lionel Robbins was one of the outstanding men of his time: economist, public servant and supporter of the arts. The lectures, which were established in his name, take place each year and are a major event in the life of LSE, featuring eminent economists from around the world.

The second lecture, Mission Economy: a market-shaping perspective on policymaking, will take place on Wednesday 15 March.

The third lecture, The Big Con: how the consulting industry weakens our businesses, infantilises our governments and warps our economies, will take place on Thursday 16 March.

This event forms part of LSE's Understanding the UK Economy series, showcasing research and expertise on the state of the UK economy, its global context and its future.

This event will take place in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ.

The building is labelled NAB on the map.

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