What are the new issues in Canadian trade policy?

May 24, 2017


Redesigning Canadian Trade Policy for New Global Realities, edited by Ari Van Assche, Stephen Tapp and Robert Wolfe, has just been published.


In this book, the fruit of a multiyear interdisciplinary research project by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), over 30 leading academics, government researchers and practitioners from Canada and abroad analyze how changes in global commerce, technology and economic and geopolitical power are affecting Canadian policies.


This collective work suggests a forward-looking, prioritized and carefully designed policy agenda to foster growth and productivity in the Canadian economy. The results of this analysis have already been drawing attention and in recent months have been presented to Senate and Global Affairs Canada committees.


Ari Van Assche is an Associate Professor and Director of the Department of International Business at the School, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO) and the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). He was nominated for the Most Promising Scholar Award from the Academy of International Business in 2011, 2012 and 2015, and won the HEC Montréal Award for Teaching Excellence (Assistant Professor category) in 2010. Stephen Tapp and Robert Wolfe are the Research Director of the IRPP International Trade and Global Commerce research program, and a Professor at the School of Policy Studies (Queen’s University), respectively.

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