Who are some well known African economists?

Answer by Rory Young:

I think the most well known and fascinating African economist (yes I am definitely biased too because she is a fellow Zambian) is Dambisa Moyo.

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 (2009) and How The West Was Lost. Her new book is  Winner Take All.

She holds a Doctorate (D.Phil.) in Economics from St Anthony’s College, Oxford.

She earned a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

She also earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry from American University in Washington D.C.

In 2009, Moyo was honoured by the World Economic Forum as one of its Young Global Leaders.

In 2009 TIME Magazine named Moyo as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

In September 2009 Moyo was featured in Oprah Winfrey‘s power list of 20 remarkable visionaries.

She is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times as well as numerous other publications.

She has appeared as a guest on numerous networks including CNN.

She is also well known to be a very kind, decent and generous person.

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