She has traveled to more than 50 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge base on the political, economic, and financial workings of emerging economies, in particular the BRICs and the frontier economies in Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East.
Her work examines the interplay between rapidly developing countries, international business, and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment.
She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa and How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead.
Her third book, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World, was published in June 2012, and also received critical acclaim.
In 2009, Dambisa was named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. Her writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Dambisa is a contributing editor to CNBC, the business and finance news network.
She is a patron of Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge-fund supported children’s charity.
She completed a PhD in economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance at American University in Washington, D.C.