Adjunct Professor

Mitchell Wigdor,

Mitchell Wigdor is a lawyer and a business consultant specializing in international and domestic corporate transactions and finance with over twenty-five years’ experience structuring and negotiating joint ventures, strategic alliances and acquisitions in Asia (primarily Southeast Asia and greater China), Europe and North America.  He has acted as an expert advisor to international organizations and, prior to establishing his own advisory services firm, Nextep Strategy Inc., Mitchell was a partner in the Toronto law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon.

Mitchell is the author of No Miracle: What Asia Can Teach All Countries About Growth (Ashgate: 2013).  Presenting detailed case studies of the institution building efforts of Singapore and Malaysia, the book examines the role of institutions in economic development with a focus upon the institutions that mediate the relationship between information technology usage and growth.

Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law where he teaches a course on investment and growth in emerging economies to JD, LLM and MGA students.  Mitchell is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B.), the London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc.), McGill Law School (B.C.L.-LL.B.) and the University of Toronto (S.J.D.).  He is a member of the Bars of Ontario and Quebec and is the Honorary Consul for Malaysia in Toronto. Contact: