Dambisa Moyo: Is China the New Idol for Emerging Economies?

Is China the new idol for emerging economies? The developed world holds up the ideals of capitalism, democracy and political rights for all. Those in emerging markets often don’t have that luxury. Economist Dambisa Moyo states in this TED talk that a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing to developing countries…

Dambisa Moyo

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a renowned economist who analyzes the global macro-economy. She was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. Dr. Moyo has an established international reputation as a thought leader on the political and macroeconomic landscape across developing countries, in particular the BRICs and the frontier economies in Africa, Asia and South America.  She currently serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, SABMiller, and Barrick Gold.

Dr. Moyo completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University, and has worked at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs. She has been named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2009 , as well as to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders group. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times, Barrons magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Ms. Moyo is also a contributing editor to CNBC, the business and finance news network.

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