Dambisa Moyo daringly claims that the West can no longer afford to simply regard global up-and-comers as menacing gatecrashers. In a world where Western economies hover on the brink of recession while emerging economies post double-digit growth rates, Moyo calls out the economic myopia of the West and the radical solutions that it needs to adopt to salvage its global economic power.
A former consultant for the World Bank and former emerging markets investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Moyo was named by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," and was nominated to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum.
Dambisa Moyo is an international economist and New York Times best-selling author whose books take on challenging, economic issues. In her most recent book, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World, Dambisa tackles one of the most important and least discussed stories of the 21st century: the impending commodity crisis. During her UP presentation, Dambisa will discuss the implications of water, arable land, and fossil fuels running out across global markets; and particularly, what it means to the U.S. Dambisa was named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, and was named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. Moyo is a regular contributor to publications such as The New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, and Wall Street Journal, and has appeared as a guest contributor on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, and Fox Business News.
With federal budget cuts to education programs looming, economist and author Dambisa Moyo explains that the U.S. needs to start investing more aggressively in education in order to ignite innovation and keep pace with the rest of the world. "There is no point in going around to Africa and other poor places around the world and encouraging people to get educated if within your own country you have decided that it is not a priority," says Moyo.
Economist Dambisa Moyo examines the notion that the United States should deal with its escalating debt by simply refusing to pay it off. Although Moyo regards default as an option of last resort, she notes that it wouldn't be one without precedent. "The idea that big countries never default," she says, "is something that is not true."
As voters continue to demand short-term solutions to the long-term problem of government debt (and as politicians continue to oblige them), international economist Dambisa Moyo ponders the question: Is democracy itself part of the problem?