Director, Asian Institute
Canada Research Chair in Democratization, Health and Development, Department of Political Science
BackgroundJoseph Wong is a Professor in the Department of Political Science where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Democratization, Health and Development, as well as the Halbert Professor of Innovation Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Wong is also the Director of the University of Toronto’s Asian Institute at the Munk School. Wong’s research interests are in comparative public policy and political economy, with a regional focus on Asia. His published articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Politics and Society, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of East Asian Studies, among others. Professor Wong is the author of Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State (forthcoming, Cornell University Press, 2011), Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea (Cornell University Press, 2004), co-editor (with Edward Friedman) and contributor to, Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose (Routledge, 2008), and co-editor and contributor to (with Dilip Soman and Janice Stein) Innovating for the Global South: Towards a New Innovation Agenda (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press).
EducationB.A., McGill University
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research InterestsComparative Public Policy
Comparative Public Policy, with a Regional Focus on East Asia
BooksJoseph Wong (2011) Betting on Biotech: Innovation Beyond the Developmental State, Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Joseph Wong and Edward Friedman, eds. (2008) Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
Joseph Wong (2004) Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.