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Wendy Dobson
Co-director, Rotman Institute for International Business

PhD, Princeton University

SM, Harvard University, School of Public Health

MPA, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

BScN, University of British Columbia


Wendy Dobson is Professor and Co-Director of the Institute of International Business at the Rotman School of Management.  She has served as Canada's Associate Deputy Minister of Finance and as President of the C.D. Howe Institute. She chairs the Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) research network and has published in English and Mandarin on Asia’s rise; the future of the Indian and Chinese economies in the world economy; the Chinese financial system; and Chinese innovation. Ya Zhou Xin Shi Li, the Mandarin translation of her book Gravity Shift, won an award for the Best Book in Finance and Economics by China’s public affairs website Hexun.com. Professor Dobson’s most recent work, co-authored with Professor Paul Evans at UBC and published in November 2015, is entitled The Future of Canada's Relationship with China