Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo



  • China
  • Emerging Markets
  • Global Growth
  • Global Markets
  • Immigration
  • Management
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

What she offers

Ms. Moyo leverages her comprehensive economic understanding to inform a practical investment strategy, realise opportunities and manage risks across emerging economies. Her work examines the interplay between rapidly developing countries, international business, and the global economy, while highlighting investment opportunities and convergence themes.

How she presents

Dambisa is a powerful and effective speaker, who is in frequent demand at keynote summits and conferences around the globe.

Dr. 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 has taken her to more than 70 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge on the inherent conflicts facing developed economies, as well as the interaction between politics, international finance and global markets.

In particular, her work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment; capitalizing on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, technology, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business.

Dambisa Moyo serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, Barrick Gold, the global miner, SABMiller, the global brewer, and Seagate Technology. She was previously an economist at Goldman Sachs and worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Dambisa’s writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. She completed a PhD in economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance at American University in Washington, D.C.

She is an avid tennis fan and has run numerous half marathons and marathons.


  • 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 that Lie Ahead (2011)
  • Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way For Africa (2009)

Selected Publications & Interviews: Global Markets, Macroeconomics, and Geopolitics:

(By Topic in Alphabetical Order)

Asset Allocation

  • Financial Times – How An Ageing Population is Driving the Decline in Equities (November 2015)
  • Financial Times – Regulation Will Drive Commodity Prices Up Regardless of Global Outlook (July 2015)
  • Bloomberg Surveillance – Lots of Skepticism in Emerging Market Commodities (April 2015)
  • Financial Times – Not Enough Bad News Is Priced into the Financial Markets (March 2015)
  • Quartz – Forget the BRICs; Zambia, Estonia and Pakistan are the place for alpha investors (March 2013)


  • LinkedIn Influencer – Big Idea for 2016: China Will Defy the Economic Odds (December 2015)
  • Bloomberg TV – Economic Outlook: What’s Ahead For China? (November 2015)
  • Bloomberg Radio – First Word Asia: China’s Economic Policies and Growth (November 2015)
  • The Globe and Mail – The Next Debate: The Future of China and Global Growth (August 2015)
  • CNBC PowerLunch – On China & Global Commodities (July 2015)
  • New York Times, Room for Debate – China is a Powerhouse with Key Weaknesses (July 2015)
  • Cato Unbound – Is China Winning the Race for Resources? (July 2015)
  • Bloomberg Surveillance – Asia’s Investment Appetite for All Things American (April 2015)
  • Wall Street Journal – For Poor Countries, China is No Model (September 2014)
  • TED Talk – Is China the New Idol for Emerging Countries? (June 2013, Nearly 2 million views)
  • McKinsey – Delivery Lessons From China (March, 2013)

Emerging Markets

  • Financial Times – Glencore Aftershocks Will Reach the Sovereign Debt Markets (September 2015)
  • NPR All Things Considered – What The Roiling Markets Mean for the US and the World (August 2015)


  • The Miller Center – First Year Project: The Income Gap (September 2016)
  • OZY Media – 10 Minutes with Dambisa Moyo on Inequality (July 2016)
  • Notenstein La Roche – Scenarios for the Future: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities (June 2016)
  • Bloomberg TV – Forward Thinking: For Richer or Poorer (June 2016)
  • Project Syndicate – Will Britain Choose Irrelevance? (April 2016)
  • Bloomberg Radio – First Word: Europe Needs Fiscal Reform and the Future of China (March 2016)
  • Project Syndicate – The Inequality Puzzle (February 2016)
  • Warwick Economics Summit – Current State of the Economy & Geopolitics (January 2016)
  • Google Zeitgeist – Tomorrow’s World (May 2015)

Global Growth

  •  A Global Snapshot – Headwinds for Economic Growth (September 2016)
  • Financial Times – Unpicking the Productivity Puzzle (May 2016)
  • TED Talk – Economic Growth Has Stalled, Let’s Fix It (February 2016, Over 1 million views)
  • CFA Institute – Global Growth & Investment Strategies in a World of Technological and Demographic Shifts (January 2016)
  • The Guardian – Are We Heading for a Crash?: Global Economies Have Strong Roots (January 2016)
  • Wall Street Journal – What to Expect in 2016: Escaping the Doldrums of Global Growth (January 2016)
  • Global Town Hall – Interview with Gabrielle Reilly (November 2015)
  • Open Canada – Politics of Inequality: Economic Growth – magic or model? (November 2015)
  • Bloomberg Radio – Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz: Snapshot of the Global Economy (July 2015)

Infrastructure and Real Estate

  • Project Syndicate – Greece’s Aid Addiction (August 2015)
  • Project Syndicate – A Marshall Plan for the United States (August 2015)
  • Barron’s – Holding Housing’s Head Above Water (November 2010)

International Development

  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (April 2016)
  • Harvard International Review – A Look At Global Economic Growth (January 2016)
  • International Federation of Red Cross Society – Facing the Humanitarian Challenges Ahead (December 2015)


  • Project Syndicate – The Global Migration Blowback (December 2015)
  • McKinsey – Creating a Global Framework For Immigration (January 2015)


  • Runner’s World Magazine – I’m a Runner (March 2016)
  • LinkedIn Influencer – My Life Outside Work: Marathons, French, and the Importance of Finding Time for Myself (February 2016)

Leadership and Management

  • LinkedIn Influencer – Why Women in Sports is Better for Business: My Experience Training for Marathons (August 2016)
  • Swiss Magazine – Let’s Talk About Agility (May 2016)
  • LinkedIn Influencer – Tips for Public Speaking: What I Learned from my TEDTalks (February 2016)
  • LinkedIn Influencer – The Global Skills Gap: Do You Have What It Takes? (January 2016)
  • Sunday Times – My Year of Blockbuster Bids, Board Room Coups and Plunging Prices (January 2016)
  • LinkedIn Influencer – Women Need Apply: Why We Must “Raise Our Hands” if We Want to Be CEOs (November 2015)
  • Wall Street Journal – What Leaders Can Learn From A Long Run (April 2015)

Political and Economic Models

  • MoneyWeek – The Trouble With Democracy (July 2015)
  • LinkedIn Influencer – The Problem with Economics Today: It’s All About Fighting Instead of Fixing (June 2015)
  • Change This: A Call Against Complacency (March 2011)


  • The Telegraph – Automation should be at the Top of the Agenda (September 2016)
  • Harvard Business Review – Does Your Board Need a Tech Expert? (March 2016)
  • Financial Times – The Technology Debate Needs Less Noise, More Signals (January 2016)
  • Project Syndicate – Is Traditional Banking Unbreakable? (November 2015)
  • Global Drucker Forum – How Can We Leverage Technology to Create the “Human” 21st Century Corporation? (November 2015)
  • Financial Times – Whose Job Is It to Create New Jobs for the Tech Era? (June 2015)
  • Global Drucker Forum – Will Technology Support Global Growth? (May 2015)

Awards and Honors:

  • Atlantic Council, Member Ambrosetti Forum, Participant
  • Bretton Woods Committee, Member
  • Bilderberg, Participant
  • Evening Standard: London’s Most Influential People
  • Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women Summit, Participant
  • FT/McKinsey Judge, Best Business Book of the Year
  • Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and WorldPost: World’s Most Influential Thought Leader
  • Global Drucker Forum, Participant
  • Handelsblatt: 25 Most Influential Economists
  • Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award (named for Nobel Prize winner & recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom, Friedrich Hayek)
  • Milken Institute Global Conference, Participant
  • Munich Security Conference, Participant
  • Oprah Winfrey “O” Power List
  • TED Global 2013, Speaker (nearly 2 million views)
  • TED Global 2016, Speaker (over 1 million views)
  • Thinkers50 : Thinker of the Month
  • Time Magazine: 100 Most Influential People
  • U.S. Federal Reserve Jackson Hole Conference, Participant
  • Whitman Lecture at the Peterson Institute
  • World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Economic Growth and Social Inclusion
  • World Economic Forum Global Imbalances Committee Member
  • World Economic Forum (Davos) Young Global Leader

Outside Business Interests:

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame, Board of Governors
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, Director’s Council
  • Oxford University Endowment Management, Investment Committee
  • Prix Pictet, Jury
  • Tate Museum, Platinum Patron
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, Director’s Council


“Dambisa Moyo’s diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated.”

Presentation Languages: English

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