Dr. Wendy Dobson is Professor Emerita, Economic Analysis and Policy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Dobson is a former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Canadian government, former President of the C.D. Howe Institute Canada’s leading independent economic think tank, 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.