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Wendy Dobson

Professor and co-Director, Rotman Institute for International Business

Phone: (416) 978-7792
Fax: (416) 978-7030

Wendy Dobson joined the Rotman School in 1990. Prior to that she was Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in Ottawa and President of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada’s leading independent economic policy research organization. She teaches courses in open economy macroeconomics and international business. She is a non-executive director of Canadian companies in finance, energy and life sciences and is Vice-Chair of the Canadian Public Accountability Board.

Professor Dobson’s current research focuses on emerging market economies, economic integration in North America, the international financial system, regional and global governance, and Canadian public policy issues. Her latest publications include "Gravity Shift: How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses will Shape the Twenty-First Century" (2009) “China’s Economic Transformation: Global and Canadian Implications” (2006) and “The Indian Elephant Sheds its Past: The Implications for Canada” (2006). She is coeditor of Governance, Multinationals and Growth (2005) and East Asia in Transition: Economic and Security Challenges. (2002).

Professor Dobson is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of International Economics and the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. She is also a member of a number of international networks, including the Pacific Trade and Development network (PAFTAD).

Ig Horstman

Professor and co-Director, Rotman Institute of International Business

Phone: (416) 978-1888
Fax: (416) 978-7030

Ignatius J. Horstmann is a Professor of Economics at The Rotman School of Management. He earned a BA from St. Joseph's University and a PhD from Boston College. He has taught at The University of Western Ontario and Boston College.

Professor Horstman's teaching and research interests are in the area of game theory as it applies to economic issues. His current research focuses on three areas: the organization of the firm, advertising and bargaining/negotiations. Some of most recent publications are: "Advertising Spending and Quality for Services: The Road of Capacity," "Does Advertising Signal Product Quality: Evidence from the Market for Compact Disc Players," and "The Game of Negotiations: Ordering Issues and Implementing Agreeements." Forthcoming in the Review of International Economics is "Issue Linking in Trade Negotiations: Ricardo Revisited or No Pain No Gain."

Administrative Coordinator:

Audrey Lake
Tel: 416-978-5781
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Policy and Economic Analysis Program (PEAP):

Professor Peter Dungan
Tel: 416-978-4182
Fax: 416-971-2071

Research Associate

Steve Murphy
Tel: 416-978-6652
Fax: (416) 978-7030

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