10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dambisa Moyo

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  1. Dr. Dambisa Felicia Moyo (born 2 February 1969) is a Zambian-born international economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs.
  2. Dambisa Moyo was born in 1969 in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.
  3. She spent some of her childhood in the United States, while her father was pursuing his post graduation education, then returned to Zambia.
  4. Moyo studied chemistry at the University of Zambia but left in 1991 for her university studies.
  5. She finished her degree in the U.S. via a scholarship to American University in Washington, D.C.
  6. Moyo received a BS in Chemistry from the American University in 1991, then an MBA in Finance from the university in 1993.
  7. She acquired a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997.
  8. In 2002 she received a DPhil in Economics from St Antony’s College, Oxford University.
  9. Her Oxford studies were in macroeconomics, and her doctoral dissertation was on savings rates in developing countries.
  10. Moyo is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Global Economic Imbalances, and spoke at the 2005 annual WEF conference in Davos.