Wendy Dobson is Professor and Co-director of the Institute for International Business at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. She has served as Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Canadian government, as President of the C.D. Howe Institute and as a non-executive director of Canadian companies in finance and energy. She is an Associate Fellow of the Asia Society, Senior Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation and member of the Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute of International Economics. She chairs the Pacific Trade and Development Network (PAFTAD).
Dr. Dobson has published extensively on global trade and integration. Her writings on Asian regional integration include Multinationals and East Asian Integration, winner of the 1998 Ohira Prize. Her latest book Gravity Shift: How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the 21st Century was a finalist for the 2010 National Business Book of the Year award. The Mandarin version, Ya Zhou Xin Shi Li, was recognized as Best Book in Finance and Economics in 2010 by Hexun.com.