Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author from Lusaka, Zambia who examines the interplay of macroeconomics and international business with the global economy. In her work, she also highlights the key opportunities for investment, capitalizing on her ability to translate trends in markets, politics, and economics into their likely impact on global business. Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by TIME Magazine, Moyo is the author of three New York Times best-selling books: Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa; How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead; and her most recent book, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World. In Winner Take All, Moyo analyzes the commodity dynamics that the world will face over the next several decades. In particular, the book explores the financial and geopolitical implications of China’s rush for hard commodities (metals and minerals) and soft commodities (timber and food) in a world of diminishing resources. She completed her Ph.D. in Economics at Oxford University and holds an MPA from Harvard University, a B.S. in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at American University in Washington, D.C.