Selected Professional Appointments
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Co-Director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Dr. David A. Wolfe is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He has been the Principal Investigator on two Major Collaborative Research Initiatives funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the first on Innovation Systems and Economic Development: The Role of Local and Regional Clusters in Canada and the second on Social Dynamics of Economic Performance: Innovation and Creativity in City-Regions. Dr. Wolfe has published extensively on cluster dynamics and related knowledge-based economic development. Dr. Wolfe was also the CIBC Scholar-in-Residence at the Conference Board of Canada in 2008-2009 and published 21st Century Cities in Canada: The Geography of Innovation in that capacity. His most recent book edited with Meric Gertler, is Growing Urban Economies: Innovation, Creativity and Governance in Canadian City-Regions. He is currently leading a five year SSHRC-funded partnership project on Creating Digital Opportunity: Canada’s ICT Industry in Global Perspective.
Specialty Focus Areas
Local and regional innovation systems; local economic development; industrial clusters; digital economy.
Phone: (416) 946-8922