Rethinking business: Mariana Mazzucato

Rethinking business: Mariana Mazzucato

Dec 14
CEDA in collaboration with Monash University and the Centre for Policy Development present a unique opportunity to hear from Mariana Mazzucato, one of the world’s leading voices on the economics of growth and innovation.


Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London
Clare O'Neil MP, Shadow Federal Minister for Financial Services
Sam Mostyn, Non-Executive Director, Citibank Australia, Transurban, Virgin Australia, Mirvac
Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Event overview

How can business leaders and policy-makers work together to achieve economic growth that is both smart and inclusive? Can we rethink the relationship between the public and private sectors to develop economic policy that is more dynamic, long-term and led by innovation?
Mariana’s advice is eagerly sought around the world by government leaders seeking to make growth more innovative, inclusive and sustainable. She has driven new debates on the economics of innovation, the role of patient finance, how economies really grow and the critical role of the State in modern capitalism.

Meet the keynote speaker

Professor Mariana Mazzucato
Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London

Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL) and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Mariana is the winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis, and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

Her highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. She is co-editor of Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth. Her new book The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy was published in April 2018.
Professor Mazzucato is in Australia as a guest thought-leader of the Centre for Policy Development.

Meet the panel

Clare O'Neil MP
Shadow Federal Minister for Financial Services

Clare O’Neil was elected to the Parliament as the Federal Member for Hotham in 2013, and was re-elected in 2016. Immediately before entering Parliament, Clare worked in business as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. She is also a former Mayor of Greater Dandenong, and was Australia's youngest ever female Mayor.

Sam Mostyn
Non-Executive Director, Citibank Australia, Transurban, Virgin Australia, Mirvac

Sam Mostyn is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser and speaker. Her current board roles include Mirvac, Transurban and Virgin Australia. She is the Chair of Citi Australia. Her corporate roles have encompassed human resources and culture change, corporate and government affairs, community engagement and corporate sustainability.

Meet the chair

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda Cilento is an economist, experienced executive and company director. She has served as a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission, in senior roles in Federal Treasury and as Chief Economist and Deputy CEO at the Business Council of Australia.

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