2011 Milken Institute Summit
Dambisa Moyo is an author and international economist who comments on the macroeconomy and global affairs. She serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, SABMiller, Barrick Gold and Lundin Petroleum. Moyo is the author of the New York Times best-sellers "Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa" and "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead." Scheduled for release in January 2012 is "Winner Take All: China's Rush for Resources and What It Means for the Rest of the World." Previously Moyo was an economist at Goldman Sachs and a consultant to the World Bank. In 2009, she was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders. Her writing appears in the Financial Times, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University, a master's degree from Harvard University, and a B.S. in chemistry and an M.B.A. in finance from the American University.