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October 20, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Wendy Dobson as a Research Fellow.

“Wendy’s contributions to the C.D. Howe Institute have been enormous, with her term as its Executive Director exemplifying her leadership,” said Robson. “Her ideas and her commitment to good public policy are second to none. We’re delighted by our continued association with her.”

Dr. Wendy Dobson is Professor Emerita, Economic Analysis and Policy at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

She is a former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Canadian government, former President of the C.D. Howe Institute, and has served as a non-executive director of a number of Canadian companies in finance and energy.

Dobson has also chaired the Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) pan-Pacific research network.  She is a director of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation and the Leacock Foundation.   She has published more than two dozen books and articles on Asia and the International economy. Gravity Shift: How Asia’s New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the 21st Century (2009) was a prize winner in Canada and received a Chinese award for the Mandarin edition. More recent books include Partners and Rivals: The Uneasy Future of China’s Relationship with the United States (2013). In 2020 her latest book Living with China: A Middle Power Finds its Way published in September 2019 was a finalist for both the Donner Prize and the National Business Book Award.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904; email: media@cdhowe.org.

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