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Interview with Mariana Mazzucato, Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose

By: Luciana Dyniewicz

When Mariana Mazzucato describes—in her book The Entrepreneurial State—Steve Jobs like a visionary genius, it adds on to what many people know. However, the surprise lies when she states that without public investment behind computers and the Internet revolution, many of Apple founder’s emblematic products would not have beenanything more than new toys. Mariana Mazzucato talked about that claim of the State’s role, the importance of public investment, and her participation in Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s group of experts to promote the reconstruction of the Italian economyafter the COVID-19 crisis, in her interview by Luciana Dyniewicz originally published in Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo1.