Wolf, Charles 1924-
Most widely held works about Charles Wolf
Most widely held works by Charles Wolf
Economic openness many facets, many metrics by Charles Wolf ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
"Assesses economic openness in various countries and regional entities with emphasis on non-tariff barriers, employing three methods: (1) a microeconomic method--using a new survey research instrument that focuses on the ease or difficulty of engaging in trade and investment business in five countries or regions: the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, and Germany as a proxy for the European Union; (2) a micropolitical method--a detailed review of regulations and practices affecting the ease or difficulty of doing business in these countries; and (3) a macroeconomic method--preliminary examination of the relationship between "real" and "nominal" currency values in these same countries. The microeconomic and micropolitical methods yielded closely congruent results. The rankings are: the United States, Germany, Japan, Korea, and China. The openness rankings resulting from the macroeconomic method (i.e., the divergences between real and nominal exchange rates) are not closely correlated with the other results, but the coefficient of concordance among the three sets of rankings is significantly high. The study recommends that more attention be accorded to the views of business practitioners concerning obstacles to doing business and that legal and administrative codes be systematically reviewed and compared to understand the sources of non-tariff barriers and suggest ways to ameliorate them."--Website.
Markets or governments : choosing between imperfect alternatives by Charles Wolf ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
United States policy and the third world; problems and analysis by Charles Wolf ( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Straddling economics and politics cross-cutting issues in Asia, the United States, and the global economy by Charles Wolf ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
The essays in this book were written between the end of 1996 and the middle of 2001, and published in prominent newspapers and journals. The book is divided into three sections: The Global Economy, The U.S. Economy and Foreign Policy, and Asian Economics and Politics. The author is a strong, but not uncritical, adherent of free and competitive markets, and of market mechanisms rather than government intervention to address economic problems. He is skeptical and critical of U.S. efforts, however well intentioned, to intervene in politically charged, ethnically complex, and murky conflict environment. He is inclined toward restarting cross-Strait discussions between Mainland China and Taiwan. Finally, he tries to envisage the economic and military directions in which particular countries or regions are moving, and what the movements portend for the future.
Foreign aid: theory and practice in southern Asia by Charles Wolf ( Book )
9 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in English and Japanese and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Commercial power centers in emerging markets by Gregory F Treverton ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
As the ongoing Asian crises underscore, policymaking and policies are becoming less the exclusive purview of governments and more the outcome of a complex process in which diverse groups participate actively, with varying degrees of influence. A commercial power center (CPC) is any group, combination, or coalition that seeks to influence the design and implementation of government economic policies to suit its interests. This analytic framework is used to assess the changing politics of economic policymaking--to identify new groups with stakes and older ones that may be losing influence, and to evaluate their interaction in the making of government policy. The influence of selected CPCs in emerging markets matters for both what analysts look at and how they view those new targets. Asia's financial crisis, which struck as this project was in its final stages, drove home that lesson. The authors illustrate their methodology by examining four countries--Mexico, Turkey, China, and Indonesia--that are in transition and that vary widely from one another.
Rebellion and authority; an analytic essay on insurgent conflicts by Nathan Leites ( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
The Future of the Soviet empire ( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
Modernizing the North Korean system objectives, method, and application by Charles Wolf ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Six institutions in five countries that have key interests in North Korea's future undertook a collaborative effort to determine ways in which the North Korean system could move toward modernization. The effort produced illustrative plans, a consensus plan, and a tool kit for constructing alternative plans for stimulating the modernization of the North Korean system.
The Indonesian story; the birth, growth and structure of the Indonesian Republic by Charles Wolf ( Book )
7 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
The Impoverished superpower : perestroika and the Soviet military burden ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
North Korean paradoxes : circumstances, costs, and consequences of Korean unification by Charles Wolf ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Analyzes economic, political, and security issues associated with Korean unification. Considers how the North Korean system might unravel, leading to possible unification, and what the capital costs of unification would be under differing circumstances and assumptions. Compares points of relevance and nonrelevance between the German experience with unification in the 1990s and what might occur in Korea.
Fault lines in China's economic terrain ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
What are the major challenges, fault lines, and potential adversities (these terms are used synonymously), that China's economic development will encounter over the next decade? How severely will China's overall economic performance be affected if these adversities occur separately or in clusters? This book addresses these key questions. China has confronted in the past two decades five of the eight fault lines that the authors consider (unemployment, corruption, water resources, HIV/AIDS, and financial fragility), and, nonetheless, it has sustained high rates of economic growth. Therefore, in assessing the potential effects of these fault lines on China's future economic performance, the authors focus on whether, why, and by how much their intensities may increase--that is, on changes, rather than on the prevailing levels of each fault line. For the other three fault lines examined, which have not previously occurred or recurred--oil price shocks, foreign-direct-investment shrinkage, and serious military conflicts--the authors consider the circumstances under which they might arise and their resulting economic effects. For each of the eight fault lines, the authors estimate a "bottom-line" in terms of expected effects on China's annual growth rate over the next decade, drawing on a variety of methods, models, and judgments to make these estimates. The authors suggest that the probability that none of these individual setbacks will occur is low, while the probability that all will occur is still lower. Because of interdependencies among the fault lines, it is highly likely that several separate adversities will cluster if any one of them occurs. For examples: an internal financial crisis would have serious negative effects on the relative attractiveness of foreign investment in China, contributing to shrinkage of foreign direct investment; epidemic disease would intensify water pollution problems and would discourage foreign investment.
Capital formation & foreign investment in underdeveloped areas : an analysis of research needs and program possibilities prepared from a study supported by the Ford Foundation by Charles Wolf ( Book )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1958 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Russia's economy : signs of progress and retreat on the transitional road by Charles Wolf ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Sixteen years after the Soviet Union's demise, the Russian economy can still be appropriately characterized as transitional. The authors shed light on ambiguities surrounding this status through an exploration of four questions related to issues of interest to government decisionmakers.
China, the United States, and the global economy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Chinese and American scholars and practitioners presented papers at the second of four annual conferences organized by RAND in Santa Monica, and the China Reform Forum (CRF) in Beijing. This book contains those edited papers. The second conference was held at RAND on November 9-10, 1999, with about 30 participants including the authors and their discussants. The topics discussed include China's World Trade Organization membership, the outlook for the U.S. and Chinese economies, and Sino-U.S. security relations--topics that are no less relevant now than they were at the time of the 1999 conference. The second CRF-RAND conference and the editing and other requisites for readying the original papers for publication could not have been accomplished without the generous support of several organizations and individuals. These include--besides the China Reform Forum and RAND--the Committee of 100 and Henry Tang, the Hoover Institution and John Raisian, the Capital Group Companies and Gina Despres, Lombard Investments and Joseph Chulick, the UCLA Center for International Studies and Richard Rosecrance, the Zhejiang Gateway International Investment Company and James Bitonti, the Overland Group and Fred Liao, and Roy Doumani. None of these organizations or individuals bears any responsibility for the content of the wide-ranging views and policy suggestions presented in the book.
Out of exile by Sutan Sjahrir ( Book )
5 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Linking economic policy and foreign policy by Charles Wolf ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Asian economic trends and their security implications ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
As the final product of a project dealing with the security implications of Asia's financial and economic turmoil, this report considers the sharp economic reversals suffered in the Asian region in 1997 and 1998 and the marked but widely varying evidence of significant recovery among the different countries of the region. The report then turns to the medium- and longer-term trends with respect to economic growth, military spending, and military investment in five countries in the greater Asian area: namely, Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Indonesia. The five countries were selected by agreement with the sponsors from a larger set addressed in RAND's previous analyses in 1989 and 1995 of long-term economic and military trends. India, a South Asian country, was included along with the four principal East Asian countries in light of its size and enhanced military prominence. Following the analysis of these longer-term economic and military trends, the report considers the security implications of these trends with respect to alternative security environments in the region, changes in the intraregional balance of military and economic power, and such other issues as prospects for multilateral security cooperation, support for forward-based U.S. forces in the region, and alliance burden sharing. While acknowledging the major uncertainties inherent in these as well as other forecasts, the authors use the gross domestic products (GDPs) and accumulated stocks of military capital as rough proxies for the respective economic and political power of each of the five countries, thereby drawing several inferences from the estimates including the following: Japan's relative economic and military power will diminish appreciably in the region over the 2000-2015 period. China's economic and military power will diminish somewhat relative to those of India. However, the absolute gap between China's GDP and military capital, and those of the other three countries will grow substantially.
Understanding Iran by Jerrold D Green ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
"Over the years, there have been numerous efforts to locate the roots of the Islamic Republic's intentions and motivations in the distinctiveness of its political culture and history. A rich and ancient nation, Iran has always beguiled outsiders. This complexity, combined with America's lack of access to Iran since 1979, has produced a peculiar view of the Islamic Republic, a view defined by mystique and a superficial reading that places too much emphasis on Iran's 'abnormal' and 'exceptional' characteristics. This document is a short, accessible guide intended to help U.S. policymakers understand the Islamic Republic. It offers a set of short analytic observations about the processes, institutions, networks, and actors that define Iran's politics, strategy, economic policy, and diplomacy. From these, it sets out an argument for appreciating the challenges and fundamentals of negotiating with Iran."--Summary, p. ix.
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Wolf, C. 1924-
Wolf, C. (Charles), 1924-