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Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo

Writing for PS since 2013
27 commentaries

Dambisa Moyo, an international economist, is the author of four New York Times bestselling books, including Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It (Basic Books, 2018).

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  1. Why US Inflation Is Headed Down
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    Why US Inflation Is Headed Down

    Sep 19, 2022 Dambisa Moyo argues that, despite the disappointing August numbers, the US is still on track to restore price stability.

  2. The Real Stakes at Jackson Hole This Year
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    The Real Stakes at Jackson Hole This Year

    Aug 25, 2022 Dambisa Moyo argues that the heightened focus on inflation should not come at the expense of bigger long-term issues.

  3. The Wisdom of Whistleblowers
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    The Wisdom of Whistleblowers

    Nov 19, 2021 Dambisa Moyo considers the tool’s uses and limitations as a defense against official corruption and corporate malfeasance.

  4. Accelerating Global Britain
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    Accelerating Global Britain

    Jun 7, 2021 Dambisa Moyo argues that the UK needs to focus on green energy, technological innovation, and engagement with China.

  5. How Companies Should Leverage Digitization
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    How Companies Should Leverage Digitization

    Jan 12, 2021 Dambisa Moyo identifies five key areas where firms must apply cutting-edge technologies – or risk being left behind.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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