2012 The Root 100

Dambisa Moyo is a noted economist and the author of three best-sellers on international affairs. 

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  • Dambisa Moyo

  • Economist whose New York Times best-selling books gave birth to a new wave of thinking in international development.
  • Job: Economist
  • Sector: Business
  • Twitter: @dambisamoyo
  • Location: London
  • Age: 43
  • Bio:

    When Moyo, a Zambian-born and Harvard-educated economist, delivered her scathing critique of the development aid complex with her 2009 New York Times best-seller, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa, she became a respected sharpshooter and a go-to analyst of corruption in international organizations. With this year's book, Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World, she again offers up a timely critique of China's rise as an economic power. A frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and BBC and contributor to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, she's proved herself to be fiercely committed to the economic uplifting of Africa and to answering complex questions about our global economy.

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