Dr Rohinton Medhora

Distinguished Fellow, CIGI

Dr Rohinton Medhora (@rohintonmedhora) received his doctorate in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he also subsequently taught for a number of years. In addition to his PhD, he earned his BA and MA at the University of Toronto, where he majored in economics. His fields of expertise are finance and trade, international economic relations, development economics and innovation policy. He has published extensively on these issues in professional and non-technical journals, and produced several books: Finance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries (Routledge, 2001), and Financial Reform in Developing Countries (Macmillan, 1998), which he co-edited with José Fanelli. In 2013, he was co-editor of Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, which is volume 27 in the influential Canada Among Nations book series. In 2014, he co-edited International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects (Oxford University Press) and Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System, which is volume 28 in the Canada Among Nations book series. Dr Medhora was recently named Chair of the Government of Ontario’s expert panel on the Future of Work, and is a member of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, co-chaired by Nobel Economics Laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz. He serves on the boards of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the McLuhan Foundation, as well as on the advisory boards of the WTO Chairs Program, UNU-MERIT and the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.