Dambisa Moyo received an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance from American University, an MPA from Harvard University, and a PhD in economics from Oxford University. She was a consultant for the World Bank and an investment banker specializing in emerging markets at Goldman Sachs. She has written several books including Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead, and Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications including the Financial Times, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2009, she was named by Time as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum. In 2012 his title Winner Take All China's Push for Resources and What It Means for the World made The New York Times Best Seller List.
Niall Ferguson was born April 18, 1964, in Glasgow. He is a Scottish historian. He specializes in financial and economic history as well as the history of empire. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His books include Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897-1927 (1993), Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals (1997), The Pity of War: Explaining World War One (1998), The World's Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild (1998), The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 (2001), Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power (2003), Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2004), The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West (2006) and The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008), Civilization: The West and the Rest (2011) and The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die.