Mariana Mazzucato is the 2019 Winner.

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Finding fresh economics for the 21st century


Our economic system is driving us towards a perfect storm. We are facing ecological breakdown. Rising debt is threatening a new financial crash. Inequality is pulling societies apart.

For 50 years, the scientific prestige of the Nobel Prize has given authority to economic ideas at the heart of this system. And even though the stark consequences of the 2008 financial crisis are still felt today, these out-dated ideas remain dominant.

We urgently need to reroute society away from this catastrophic path. That starts with fresh economic thinking.

Who are the thinkers and doers finding the economic solutions we need to meet the challenges of the 21st century? Find out about our finalists here and more about our winner in 2019, Mariana Mazzucato.

Find our more about the Nobel Prize in Economics and its influence in our blog here.


Nominations and voting for the Not the Nobel Prize was an open, democratic, two-stage process.

In stage one, anyone could nominate, discuss and vote for fresh economic thinkers and doers on our platform. We had almost 60 nominations and over 1,000 votes.

In stage two, the top seven individuals from stage one went through to a second round public vote. The #NotTheNobel campaign received huge attention on social media with over 1.3m impressions and about 25,000 engagements on Twitter alone. The winner was announced at a livestreamed event in London.

Voting for is now closed for 2019.

Read articles on Nobel Economics Prize winners here in our magazine, The Mint. Join the discussion on social media #NotTheNobel.

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When? Where?

The winner of the Not the Nobel Prize 2019 was announced at our event in London on Thursday 3rd October.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – often called the Nobel Prize in Economics – was announced on Monday 14th October.


Not the Nobel Prize is a project led by Promoting Economic Pluralism (PEP) working with the Circular Economy Club, Diversifying and Decolonising Economics, Dollars and Sense, Economy for the Common Good, Positive Money, Rethinking Economics, the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and WEAll Scotland.

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