Robert Wolfe is professor emeritus in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, and research fellow at the IRPP. He was a foreign service officer for many years, serving in Bangladesh, Paris (OECD), and Ottawa. After completing a doctorate in political studies, in 1995 he joined Queen’s University, where he is the director of the annual Queen’s Institute on Trade Policy. His major research interest is institutional design for trade policy, notably World Trade Organization transparency.

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A more inclusive, multilateral approach to trade

Canada stands at a critical crossroads. Our economic prosperity depends on international trade and investment, but new global realities are calling into question long-standing policy goals and approaches in these vital areas. An existential threat …

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How Canada can keep the lights on at the WTO

With the prospect of the global order collapsing amid protectionist acrimony, what can Canada do? In her June 2017 speech on Canada’s foreign policy priorities, Minister Chrystia Freeland stressed that Canada’s first priority is to …

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Robert Wolfe

[en]Robert Wolfe is professor emeritus in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, and research fellow at the IRPP. He was a foreign service officer for many years, serving in Bangladesh, Paris (OECD), and …

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Who has leverage in the NAFTA renegotiation?

President Trump says that if he doesn’t get the renegotiation he wants, “we will terminate… NAFTA forever.” Canadians didn’t ask for this tempest. A positive outcome for all three parties is possible, but not if …

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