Public lecture by award-winning economist Mariana Mazzucato

TORONTO—The Atkinson Foundation and the Broadbent Institute are pleased to be co-hosting a public lecture by award-winning economist Mariana Mazzucato in Toronto on Thursday, January 22, 2015. 

Mazzucato, author of The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and R.M Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the University of Sussex, recently won the New Statesmen/Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) Prize in Political Economy for her work on the entrepreneurial state and smart growth. 

WHO:  Award-winning economist Mariana Mazzucato

WHAT: Public lecture titled Courageous Bets and Equitable Returns: Public Investment in Innovation

WHERE: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, 30 Bond St., Toronto, ON

WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

A background paper challenging Canadian perceptions of public investment in innovation and inspired by Mazzucato’s work is available at It has been prepared by the Broadbent Institute’s Director of Research Jonathan Sas for the Atkinson Foundation.

Note: The event is full for members of the public but media are invited to attend.


For more information, please contact:

Sarah Schmidt, Director of Communications, Broadbent Institute

Sschmidt[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca or 613-857-2814