|Field||Macroeconomics, International development, Global affairs|
|Alma mater||Oxford University (Doctorate)
Harvard University (MPA)
American University (BS, MBA)
Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian-born economist and author of Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way For Africa (2009), How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead (2011) and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World (June 2012).
Moyo holds a Doctorate (D.Phil.) in Economics from St Antony's College, Oxford University; her 2002 dissertation is titled "Essays on the determinants of the components of savings in developing countries". In 1997, she earned a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She also earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Finance and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry from American University in Washington D.C.
Awards and memberships 
In 2009, Moyo was honoured by the World Economic Forum as one of its Young Global Leaders. In 2009 TIME Magazine named Moyo as one of the world's 100 most influential people. In September 2009 Moyo was featured in Oprah Winfrey's power list of 20 remarkable visionaries. In 2010, Dambisa Moyo was a participant at the Bilderberg Conference.
Moyo serves on the board of Barclays Bank, SABMiller, and Barrick Gold. She has done numerous speaking engagements at organizations including: OECD, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Council on Foreign Relations, American Enterprise Institute and the 2009 Munk Debates as well as most of the G7 countries. In 2009 and 2010 she spoke at TEDxBrussels.
Moyo is a regular contributor to financial journals such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal and has appeared as a guest on networks such as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC and Fox Business. She was a Patron of Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund-supported children’s charity. Her writing is represented by The Wylie Agency.
Winner Take All 
Moyo's 3rd book Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World was published in June 2012. The book examines the commodity dynamics that the world will face over the next several decades. In particular, the implications of China's rush for resources across all regions of the world. With the scale of China’s resource campaign for hard commodities (metals and minerals) and soft commodities (timber and food) being one of the largest in history, Moyo presents her research of the financial and geopolitical implications of this in a world of diminishing resources and argues that we are in the middle of unprecedented times.
Winner Take All became a New York Times best-seller debuting at #13 as well as entering The Wall Street Journal's business best sellers at #4 and the Publishers Weekly best-seller list at #11.
A review in The Financial Times states that "If Dambisa Moyo is right, the demands of the world’s most populous state are bad news for the rest of us...One cannot accuse Moyo of failing to do her homework. So much has been packed into it that her book is impossible to read without learning something." Kirkus Reviews states "Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience."
How The West Was Lost 
Moyo’s second book, entitled How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead, offers an account of the decline of the economic supremacy of the West over the past 50 years. In particular, Moyo examines how America’s flawed decisions and blinkered policies choices around Capital, Labour and Technology – key ingredients for economic growth and success – have resulted in an economic and geo-political seesaw that is now poised to tip in favour of the emerging world.
It became a New York Times bestseller, debuting at #6 in its first week. It also debuted at #4 in the Washington Post and #2 in the Wall Street Journal. The book also had success in Canada, peaking at #4 and remaining on the bestseller list for 6 weeks.
In a review, Paul Collier states that "her diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated" and continues "I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency: her core concerns are sufficiently close to painful truths to warrant our attention." Dominic Lawson writes in The Times "This argument...can rarely have been made more concisely...Moyo is a very serious lady indeed." The Independent says "the sad saga of the recession gives legs to Dambisa Moyo’s provocatively-entitled book, for it goes to the heart of the great economic issue of our times: how swiftly will power shift over this century?". The Guardian says "How the West Was Lost is more interesting, wider in scale and more important than Dead Aid".
Bloomberg summarizes "[The book] offers up a well-reasoned look at how the world’s most-advanced nations are squandering their economic lead — and how they might survive by fighting Chinese fire with fire….The book offers Western politicians a prescription for stopping the rot." Bloomberg named it one of their top business books of 2011.
In contrast, Alan Beattie of the Financial Times says "The challenges it identifies are for the most part real, if not original. But the huge flaws of the emerging economies are ignored."  The Economist says "these arguments need much better supporting material than the book provides".
Ireland's Sunday Business Post says "Moyo’s analysis of the fundamental underpinnings of the credit crunch, especially the role of leveraging, is ... nuanced and insightful".
Dead Aid 
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa argues that foreign aid has harmed Africa and that it should be phased out. It became a New York Times bestseller. It is published in Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Dutch.
The book offers proposals for developing countries to finance development, instead of relying on foreign aid. Moyo has stated that her arguments are based on those made by pro-market economists like Peter Bauer (to whom the book is dedicated) and, later, William Easterly. The Financial Times summarized the book's argument: "Limitless development assistance to African governments, she argues, has fostered dependency, encouraged corruption and ultimately perpetuated poor governance and poverty." She argues that foreign aid helps perpetuate the cycle of poverty and hinders economic growth in Africa.
Harvard professor and historian Niall Ferguson wrote the foreword to Dead Aid. Quotes by the Chairman and CEO of Forbes, Steve Forbes, appear on the book jacket as well as by former United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan who says "Dambisa Moyo makes a compelling case for a new approach to Africa".
Moyo's ideas are similar to those held by the Rwandan Government and President Paul Kagame. He says that "Dead Aid has given us an accurate evaluation of the aid culture today". Kagame also invited Moyo to Rwanda to discuss her thesis and bought copies of the book for his entire cabinet. The President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade has also expressed similar views on aid.
The thesis has also been noted by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Speaking at a China-Africa Cooperation summit in Egypt, he said "I have read a book titled Dead Aid written by Dambisa Moyo. The author talks about her personal experiences and draws the conclusion that China's assistance to Africa is sincere, credible, practical and efficient and is welcomed by the African people. I am confident that time will prove that friendship and cooperation between the Chinese and African people has a bright future."
In a book review, economist Paul Collier calls Moyo's analysis "over-optimistic" in that "She implies that, were aid cut, African governments would respond by turning to other sources of finance that would make them more accountable." According to Collier, "this exaggerates the opportunity for alternative finance and underestimates the difficulties African societies face."  David Roodman, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development calls the book "sporadically footnoted, selective in its use of facts, sloppy, simplistic, illogical, and stunningly naive", while the Financial Times notes that the book "studiously ignores evidence of development assistance working".
The pro-aid organization ONE has claimed that Dead Aid is "reckless" and that it calls to "cut-off all aid". Moyo points out in a number of interviews that this is a misrepresentation of her ideas and the Financial Times notes that ONE's campaign "at least partially backfired".
The economist Jeffrey Sachs has said more foreign aid is needed to improve conditions for Africa but Moyo points out that when Sachs was her lecturer at Harvard it was he himself who taught that "the path to long-term development would only be achieved through private sector involvement and free market solutions".
- Moyo, Dambisa (2012). Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-02828-4.
- Moyo, Dambisa (2011). How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0-374-17325-7.
- Moyo, Dambisa (2009). Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0-374-13956-3.
- Guernica Magazine (Aug 1, 2012) : "Closing the China Gap"
- The New York Times (Jun 28, 2012) : "Beijing, a Boon for Africa"
- Época Magazine (Jul 15, 2012) : "The China's voracity is the better for Africa"
- New Statesman (Jun 21, 2012) : "Does aid work?"
- Prospect (Jun 20, 2012) : "If I ruled the world"
- TIME (Jun 8, 2012) : "The Resource Shortage Is Real"
- Financial Times (Feb 6, 2012) : "Capitalism for Africa"
- Change This Manifesto (Mar 10, 2011) : "A Call Against Complacency"
- The New York Times (Mar 1, 2011) : "How to Get America Back on Track"
- The Times (Jan 17, 2011) : "The country faces a dramatic choice: sink or swim"
- Barron's (Nov 28, 2010) : "Holding Housing's Head Above Water"
- Aberdeen Asset Management (Nov 2010) : "America's Hobson's Choice" 
- Financial Times (Jan 30, 2010): "The Diary: Dambisa Moyo"
- The Economist (Nov 13, 2009): "The lure of Africa: Bond markets will discover its attractions"
- Financial Times (June 1, 2009): "Little appetite to question the aid-based status quo"
- Foreign Policy (Apr 21st 2009): "The Next Big Thing: Africa"
- Wall Street Journal (Mar 21, 2009): "Why Foreign Aid Is Hurting Africa"
- Financial Times (Feb 28, 2009): "The Diary: Dambisa Moyo"
- The Guardian (Feb 26, 2009): "Capitalism for Africa"
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- Dambisa Moyo (28 February 2012). Winner Take All: China's Push for Resources and What It Means for the World. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-02828-3. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
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- "The 2009 Time 100". Time. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
- St Antony's College in the Media. Sant.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
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- Women in the World. The Daily Beast. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
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- "The 2009 Time 100". time.com. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
- "O's First-Ever Power List". Oprah.com. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
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- "Barclays Media Centre". Newsroom.barclays.com. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
- "Directorate Change". London Stock Exchange. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
- Barrick Gold Corp (USA) Quote Page (ABX). Dailyfinance.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- "Speakers at TEDxBrussels 2009". TED.com. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
- Is aid working? FT.com Arena (2009-06-01).
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- FOX Business – Dambisa Moyo says Aid to Africa isn't working. youtube.com (2009-03-06).
- "Absolute Return for Kids". Arkonline.org. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
- The Wylie Agency. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
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- Vidal, John (2011-02-26). "How the West Was Lost by Dambisa Moyo and Consumptionomics by Chandran Nair – review". The Guardian (London).
- Pressley, James (22 February 2011). "Ex-Goldmanite Moyo Sees U.S. Default, Chimerica Suicide: Books". Bloomberg.
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- "New World Disorder". Financial Times. 25 February 2011.
- "How the reader was lost". The Economist. 20 January 2011.
- Is the US destined to end up as a welfare state? The Sunday Business Post (2011-02-06). Sbpost.ie. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- "Overcoming Aid". The American Spectator (spectator.org). 2009-03-16.
- "Dialogue: Helping Africa Break Free", Standpoint, March 2009 (accessed 26 May 2009)
- "Aiding is Abetting: An interview with Dambisa Moyo", Guernica magazine, April 2009 (accessed 26 May 2009)
- "Foreign aid critic spreads theory far and fast" by William Wallis, Financial Times (2009-05-23).
- Africa has to find its own road to prosperity ft.com (2009-05-07).
- "Rwanda wants a life without aid", NRC Handelsblad in partnership with RNW (2009-03-06).
- Forum on China-Africa Co-Operation. Forum on China-Africa Co-Operation (2009-11-08).
- Collier, Paul (2009-01-30). "Dead Aid, By Dambisa Moyo: Time to turn off the aid tap?". The Independent (London: www.independent.co.uk). Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- "Dambisa Moyo Discovers Key to Ending Poverty". Center for Global Development. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
- ONE | Dead Aid is Dead Wrong ONE
- Bono, Beware: Dambisa Moyo on Aid, Microfinance, and the Problem of Celebs in Africa Fast Company (2009-04-01).
- Aid Ironies Huffington Post, 24 May 2009
- "Dambisa Moyo: Aid Ironies: A Response to Jeffrey Sachs". Huffingtonpost.com. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2012-08-01). Closing the China Gap by Dambisa Moyo – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics. Guernicamag.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2012-06-27). Beijing, a Boon for Africa. New York Times.
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2012-07-15). The China's voracity is the better for Africa (in Portuguese) Época Magazine.
- In this week's New Statesman: Europe's most dangerous leader. New Statesman (June 2012). Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2012-06-20). Dambisa Moyo: If I ruled the world. Prospectmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2012-06-08) The Resource Shortage: Demand Far Exceeds Supply. Ideas.time.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2012-02-06) Africa can remind the world of the capitalist way. FT.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- A Call Against Complacency. Change This (2011-03-09). Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- Moyo, Dambisa (1 March 2011). "How to Get America Back on Track". The New York Times.
- UK News, World News and Opinion. The Times (2012-03-13). Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2010-11-27) Holding Housing's Head Above Water – Barrons.com. Online.barrons.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- The Bulletin Issue 25 Autumn 2010
- Moyo, Dambisa. (2010-01-30) The Diary: Dambisa Moyo. FT.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
- Is aid working? | Arena. Blogs.ft.com (2009-06-01). Retrieved on 2012-08-12.
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- dambisamoyo.com, Moyo's official website
- Facebook Fan page, Moyo's official Facebook fan page
- Jake Whitney in Guernica Magazine interviews Moyo
- Allan Stevo at LewRockwell.com reviews Moyo's Dead Aid.
- "Africa with Dambisa Moyo" link to Uncommon Knowledge interview filmed 12 June 2009
- Dambisa Moyo on Twitter
- Dambisa Moyo Interview May 2010
- C-SPAN Q&A interview with Moyo, April 5, 2009