July 29, 2020
Professor Ari Van Assche, from the Department of International Business, has received the Alan Rugman Memorial Visiting Scholar Fellowship, a prestigious research award granted annually by the Henley Business School of the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom.
The fellowship is awarded to scholars whose work is explicitly linked to topics aligned with the academic interests of the late Professor Alan Rugman, from the Henley Business School. Professor Van Assche will be developing joint research with the business school faculty.
Recipients of this distinction, awarded since 2015, are also expected to give at least one seminar, and to spend between 2 and 4 weeks in residence at the University of Reading over an academic year. These conditions may change, however, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ari Van Assche has a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He holds a Professorship in Educational Innovation on Economic Diplomacy.
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), as well as Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Policy.
In 2018, Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, a book he co-authored with Stephen Tapp and Robert Wolfe, took the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize from the Canadian Economics Association and the Roger Charbonneau Award from HEC Montréal. He is also a three-time winner of the award for the most promising scholar under 40 from the Academy of International Business, in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Professor Van Assche’s work mainly concerns the organization of global value chains and their impact on international trade policies.