School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

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​Robert Wolfe

Professor Emeritus

CV (as of June 2017) [PDF 240 KB]
Personal WebsiteSSRN Page / ResearchGate Page



  • World Trade Organization (WTO),
  • trade policy,
  • transparency and accountability.

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, he has a B.A. in History from York University (1974), an M.A. in Canadian Studies from Carleton University (1976) and a doctorate in Political Studies from Queen's University (1995). From 1976 to 1995 he was a foreign service officer with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, serving abroad in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1977-79) and in the Canadian Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris (1981-85). In Ottawa he worked in the National Security Section, the U.S. Trade and Economic Relations Division, as Executive Assistant to the Ambassador for Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Prime Minister's Personal Representative, Economic Summit, and in the International Economic Relations Division.

Wolfe joined the faculty of the School of Policy Studies in July 1995. He is the lead director of the Annual Queen's Institute on Trade Policy and a Fellow of the Centre for International and Defence Policy. Outside Queen's he is an Senior Associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Research on Public Policy