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Professor Emerita, Economic Analysis and Policy, Rotman School of Management

PhD, Princeton University

SM, Harvard University, School of Public Health

MPA, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

BScN, University of British Columbia


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 (September 2019) was a finalist for the 2019 Donner Prize for the best book in Canadian public policy and finalist 2020 for the National Business Book Award.