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Special Lecture: Smart and Inclusive Growth – the Search for a New Theory of Wealth Creation

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Lecture
english language

The EU Horizon 2020 programme is focused on growth that is both “smart” and “inclusive”. What does this mean? Do we need “redistribution”, “pre-distribution” or a new theory of wealth creation altogether? Why is the public sector being asked to socialize risks on knowledge creation, while not benefitting more from the returns? What might be done to change this?

Speakers

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL - University College London, and Director, IIPP - Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, London
Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Ph.D. Mariana MAZZUCATO

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, UCL - University College London, and Director, IIPP - Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, London

 Her research focuses on the relationship between financial markets, innovation, and economic growth and how to allow smart, innovation-led growth to be also more inclusive and sustainable. Her current projects on Innovation-fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth (ISIGrowth) and Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society (DOLFINS) are funded by the EU Horizon 2020 initiative. She has also recently worked on research projects commissioned by organizations including NASA, the European Space Agency and the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology. Between 2009-2012 she directed a large 3 year European Commission FP7 funded project on Finance, Innovation and Growth (FINNOV). Her recent project on Financing Innovation was funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and her project on Finance and Mission Oriented Investments was funded by the Ford Foundation s Reforming Global Financial Governance initiative. She has previously held academic positions at the University of Denver, London Business School, Open University, and Bocconi University.

M.Sc. Philippe NARVAL

Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1994-1996 Scholarship holder/Student, Lester B. Pearson United World College, Victoria
1996-1997 National Service/Gedenkdienst, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem
1997-1998 Community Service Coordinator, American International School, Cochabamba
1998-2003 BA, King's College, London
2000-2001 Exchange Year, Universidade de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte
2003-2004 Exhibition Coordinator, Künstlerhaus Wien
2004-2005 Programme Manager, Concordia, Chisinau
2005-2010 Programme Officer, Light for the World, Vienna
2010-2011 MSc, University of Oxford
since 2012 Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

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