Dambisa Moyo

  • Global Economist
  • New York Times Bestselling Author


Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and international affairs. She advises companies, corporate boards, CEOs and management on investment decisions, capital allocation and risk management. Her work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting key opportunities for investment; capitalizing on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business. She serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, Chevron, the energy corporation, and 3M Corporation. She previously served on the boards of Barrick Gold, the global miner, SABMiller, the global brewer, and Seagate Technology. Dambisa was named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and was awarded the 2013 Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Past Hosts Include:
  • TED Global, Geneva
Edge of Chaos | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) [5:06] - Get Sharable Link
Talks & Conversations with Dambisa Moyo

An Unconventional Path to the Corporate Boardroom: Five lessons for Women, learned from my own Success (and Failure)

Ten Questions for Business Leaders in a Moment of Crisis

Global Growth Outlook and Markets

Global Macroeconomics & Geopolitics

Investment Themes in a De-globalizing World

Democracy Under Siege: Timelines and Policy Trajectory after Trump and BREXIT

Unpacking Technology / Defining the Future

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<p>Dambisa Moyo's new book, EDGE OF CHAOS: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix It</p>

Dambisa Moyo's new book, EDGE OF CHAOS: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix It

Internationally acclaimed economist DAMBISA MOYO issues a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy. 

Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Liberal democracy, history’s greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds–from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards.

In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of Chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.

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Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas.

Dambisa has earned a strong reputation as a top-tier opinion former and trusted advisor on Macroeconomics, Geopolitics, Technology and Millennial themes. She is a Board member of Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold, Chevron and Seagate Technologies. She holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford, a Masters from Harvard, and is recognized for fresh and innovative ideas as the Author of three (3) New York Times Bestselling Books:

  • 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)

Dambisa was named to the list of Time 100 Most Influential people in the world; writes for the Financial Times, WSJ, Barron's, Harvard Business Review and has travelled to 80 countries. She runs marathons and practices pilates and yoga in her spare time.