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photo_newOffice: Institute for International Business
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6
Phone: (416) 978-7792
Fax: (416) 978-5433
Email: dobson@rotman.utoronto.ca
Research Interests: emerging market economies, international economic integration, international financial system and global governance, and Canadian public policy
Dr. Wendy Dobson is a professor at the Rotman School of Management and  Co-director of the Rotman Institute for International Business.  She is a former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Canadian government and a former President of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada’s leading independent economic think tank and has served as non-executive director of a number of Canadian companies.  She is also a director of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation, Senior Fellow at Massey College and member of the Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute of International Economics.  She chairs the Pacific Trade and Development Network (PAFTAD).  Her course offerings include International Business in the World Economy and a Capstone Course for the School of Public Policy and Governance.

Her most recent book is Partners and Rivals: The Uneasy Future of China’s Relationship with the United States, and Gravity Shift:  How Asia’s New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the 21st Century was a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 2010 while the Mandarin translation, Ya Zhou Xin Shi Li,  was awarded the Annual Award for the Best Book in Finance and Economics by China’s well known and influential website Hexun.com. Other recent publications include The Future of Canada’s Relationship with China, co-author Paul Evans; Financial Development in Asia: Work in Progress with Edward K. Y. Chen, Eds.; Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific (editor); Chinese SOEs and Canada’s FDI Policy Canada; and China and Rising Asia: A Strategic Proposal.