Dambisa Moyo

Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It

Special Conversation with
Dambisa Moyo
Acclaimed Economist
Hosted by
Jonathan Barnett
Chief of Staff to Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Thursday, April 26th

Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Dambisa Moyo joins The Common Good to discuss the new political and economic challenges facing the world and the ways she proposes to improve democracy and reignite global growth as covered in her new book Edge of Chaos.


Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision -makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investable ideas.

Dambisa has earned a strong reputation as a top-tier opinion former and trusted advisor on Macroeconomics, Geopolitics, Technology and Millennial themes. She is a Board member of Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold, and Chevron. She holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford, a Masters from Harvard, and is recognized for fresh and innovative ideas as the author of three New York Times bestselling books: Winner Take All: China’s race for Resources and What it Means for the WorldHow the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead, and Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa

Dambisa was named to the list of Time 100 Most Influential people in the world; writes for the Financial Times, WSJ, Barron’s, Harvard Business Review and has traveled to 80 countries.

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