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Dambisa Moyo
Dambisa Moyo was born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa. She completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters from Harvard University. She completed a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C..

She is the author of Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa.

She worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years in the debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and in global macroeconomics teams. Previously she worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C.. Dambisa is a member of the Board of Lundin Petroleum.

Dambisa is a Patron for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund supported children’s charity. She serves on the Boards of the Lundin for Africa Foundation and Room to Read, an educational charity.

Dambisa argues for more innovative ways for Africa to finance development including trade with China, accessing the capital markets, and microfinance.

Dambisa has also been offered a contract for another book, entitled How the West Was Lost, scheduled for publication with Penguin and Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2010. This book examines the policy errors made in the US and other Western economies which culminated in the 2008 financial crisis. And discusses why financial and economic experts missed the signs of the credit crunch. It also explores the policy decisions that have placed the emerging world- China, Russia and the Middle East, in pole position to become the dominant economic players in the 21st century.

Entries by Dambisa Moyo

Morally, What Does the US Stand for?

(228) Comments | Posted May 10, 2014 | 9:26 PM

It took three weeks for President Obama to publicly address the crisis of over 250 Nigerian school girls kidnapped on April 14, and to pledge to send modest support. That is 22 days of unfathomable cruelty to vulnerable girls; and 22 days of panicked parents wondering the fate of their...

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China Helps Africa to Develop

(23) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Dambisa Moyo is the CEO and founder of the Mildstorm Group and author of "Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What it Means for the World" and "Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa."

As Chinese President Xi Jinping...

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How to Get America Back on Track

(243) Comments | Posted March 1, 2011 | 2:00 PM

NEW YORK -- Americans who once believed they owned the future now look warily across the Pacific to an emerging China that is building the world's largest network of high-speed trains, taking over the solar industry and producing the highest-scoring students on international tests. Of course, China still has massive...

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Aid Ironies: A Response to Jeffrey Sachs

(41) Comments | Posted May 26, 2009 | 2:52 PM

Ahead of the publication of my book Dead Aid, an author friend of mine cautioned me about responding to opponents who found it necessary to color their criticism with personal attacks. This, he argued, is a tried and tested way of side-stepping the issues and providing a smoke screen when...

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