Dr. Joseph Wong

Dr. Joseph Wong, Ralph & Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation; Professor & Canada Research Chair, Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto Joseph Wong is the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Democratization, Health and Development. Professor Wong was the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School from 2005 to 2014.

In addition to academic articles and book chapters, Professor Wong has published four books: Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea (2004) and Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State (2011), both published by Cornell University Press, as well as Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose, co-edited with Edward Friedman (Routledge, 2008), and Innovating for the Global South: Towards a New Innovation Agenda, co-edited with Dilip Soman and Janice Stein (University of Toronto Press, 2014).

He is currently working on a book monograph with Dan Slater (University of Chicago) on Asia’s development and democracy, which is currently under contract with Princeton University Press.

In addition, Professor Wong is collaborating with scholars and students to address issues of poverty and innovation; he recently published an essay in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on the political economy of universal health coverage in the developing world.

Wong has been a visiting scholar at Harvard, Oxford, Seoul National University, National University of Singapore and the Institute for National Policy Research in Taipei. He has advised the United Nations, World Bank, Economic Commission for Latin America and the World Health Organization, as well as for governments in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

In 2011 Wong was appointed Senior Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, and was honored in 2013 with the Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award.

Professor Wong earned his Hons. B.A. from McGill University (1995) and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001).

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