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Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist

Bestselling Author


Dr. Dambisa Moyo, whose TED talk garnered more than 2.6 million views, is a sought-after thought leader and economist. Dambisa has earned a strong reputation as a trusted top-tier advisor on macroeconomics, geopolitics, tech and millennial themes. She is a Board Member of 3M Company and Chevron.


Dr. Moyo is a frequent CNBC and Bloomberg contributor. Additionally, she has written for the likes of  Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. She brings academic heft and dynamic practical skill to today’s economic conversation. 


All four of her books have been New York Times bestsellers. These books include: Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It (2018); Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World (2012); How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead (2011); Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa (2009).


In 2009, Dambisa was named to the list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. A leader and influencer, Dambisa is a key participant in the world’s most prestigious economic conferences such as Bilderberg, Davos and the annual U.S. Federal Reserve Jackson Hole conference.


Dr. Moyo holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from Oxford University, a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master of Business Administration degree from American University.

In unrelated news: Dambisa  is an amateur boxer.  In her spare time, she also runs marathons and practices Pilates..


Global Shifts in Economics, Politics & Business: What’s It Going to Take to Be Successful?

In this keynote, Dambisa Moyo will address the structural and tactical implications of global macroeconomic trends. Presently, companies are challenged to create solid, sustained economic growth. Additionally, they are to continue to meaningfully put a dent in poverty across the world.  How do we boost growth in the developing world—home to 90 percent of the world’s population where 70 percent of the population is less than 25 years old—as a period of unprecedented economic expansion begins to slow in some places and regress in others? 



China and the Race for Global Resources

As the population in China advances economically, the Chinese government has made a strategic and concerted effort to secure natural resources that can be used in its domestic industries. These moves have consequences for the global community, in part because international conflicts over resources commonly turn violent. Increasingly, China wields market power and sets global commodity prices. Dambisa Moyo will explain the three-pronged strategy that forms China’s systematic and deliberate campaign for global resources in the context of decreasing demand and falling commodity prices. China’s aggressive approach places her in a unique position, particularly across the world’s emerging economies, and has far-reaching implications for economic growth and trade in the future.



Age of Technology: A Tale of Innovation, Opportunities and Risk

At a time of rapid technological advancements and innovation, the risks and opportunities are immense, and the responses from corporations and public policy are crucial to economic growth. On the one hand, technological shifts hold promise to transform livelihoods by enhancing the efficiency and ease of information transfer, connectivity and communication.  Yet, there remain legitimate concerns on the net effects of technological advances—particularly in respect to whether and how automation will disrupt and erode (low skilled) jobs—the hallmark of emerging markets. For every gadget that enables us to process data and information faster and more cheaply, there is a burgeoning social and public policy challenge of rising unemployment that has dire consequences for growth and could engender significant costs for society by reducing employment. Technological advances present a rapidly growing social and public policy challenge for every country, across all sectors.

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