Joseph Wong is the Halbert Professor of Innovation Policy at the Munk School, and Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where he is also the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, and his Hons. B.A. from McGill in 1995. In addition to journal articles and contributions to scholarly volumes, Professor Wong has published three books, Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State (Cornell University Press, 2011), Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics In Taiwan and South Korea (Cornell University Press, 2004), and, with Edward Friedman, Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose (Routledge, 2008).
His articles have appeared in a broad range of journals including Politics and Society, Governance, Comparative Political Studies, Pacific Affairs, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of East Asian Studies, International Political Science Review, among others. Wong has been a visiting researcher and fellow at Oxford, Harvard, Seoul National University, among others. He was also elected Senior Member of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and is a Senior Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Professor Wong’s current research focuses on innovation, poverty and health in developing world settings.
Department of Political Science, Asian Institute