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Gravity Shift

How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the 21st Century

by Wendy Dobson

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The rapid growth, diversity, and strategic importance of the emerging Chinese and Indian economies have fired the world's imagination with both hopes and fears for the future. In this perceptive analysis of changing institutions, demographics, and politics, Wendy Dobson paints a thoughtful and surprising picture of India and China as economic powerhouses in the year 2030. Examining past events and current trends, Gravity Shift offers bold predictions of the changes we can expect in key economic and political institutions in China and India, changes that will inform and shape tomorrow's business decisions.

Dobson's work anticipates that by 2030, China's economy will be larger than those of the United States, India, and Japan, though its population will be aging and its growth slowing. India will also come into its own, making major strides in modernizing its vast rural population, vanquishing illiteracy, and emerging as an innovative manufacturing powerhouse. A China-India free-trade agreement could well become the foundation of a cooperative Asian economic community. As the world re-evaluates business practices in the wake of the global economic crisis, Gravity Shift provides a clear vision of how India and China will reshape the Asian region and inform and transform global economic institutions.

About the Author
Wendy Dobson is the co-director at the Rotman Institute for International Business and a professor emerita of Economic Analysis and Policy. Dobson served as Chair of the International Steering Committee of the Pacific Trade and Development network (2010–18), acted as a trustee of the Trilateral Commission, and was a member of the International Economics Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Her previous book, Gravity Shift (2009), also published by University of Toronto Press, was a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 2010.
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  • Short-listed, National Business Book Award awarded by The National Business Book Award
Editorial Reviews

'A well-written analysis ... a refreshing read as to where the world is headed without the usual ideological, paranoiac or pessimistic filters that many western analysts rely on when looking at Asia's development.'

— Diane Francis, <em>National Post</em>

'Recommended . . . [for] general readers and all levels of undergraduate students.'

— S.J. Gabriel, Mount Holyoke College, <em>Choice Magazine</em>

'Gravity Shift ... [is] a hard-to-dispute book.'

— Jeffrey Simpson, <em>The Globe and Mail</em>

'Gravity Shift is an important contribution to the literature on the global shift of economic power and influence and a good read for anyone interested in doing business in these two countries.'

— Michael Kelly, <em>Ottawa Business Journal</em>

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