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Moisés Naím

Caracas (Venezuela)


Moisés Naím

Analyst of the international economy and politics

The eminent analyst Moisés Naím (Caracas, 1952) is presently an adviser on international economics in one of the world’s most influential think tanks, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC, while his opinion pieces are published in the main newspapers of Europe, Latin America and the United States. He was editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy for fourteen years (until 2010) and was awarded the Ortega y Gasset Prize for Journalism in 2011. The British magazine Prospect named him as one of the world’s leading thinkers in 2013. In the public sector, Moisés Naím was Venezuela’s Minister for Trade in the early 1990s, director of the Central Bank of Venezuela and also Executive Director of the World Bank. He has published more than ten titles on international politics and economics. His book Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy (Anchor Books, 2006 – published in Spanish as Ilícito: cómo traficantes, contrabandistas y piratas están cambiando el mundo, Debate, 2006) has been translated into eighteen languages and was featured among the Washington Post selection of the best books of the year. He has just published The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be (Basic Books, 2013 – published in Spanish as El fin del poder, Debate, 2013).

[Last update: May 2014]

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