WorldCat Identities

Wolf, Charles Jr 1924-2016

Works: 204 works in 1,091 publications in 2 languages and 36,177 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Publishing director, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Charles Wolf
Most widely held works by Charles Wolf
Straddling economics and politics : cross-cutting issues in Asia, the United States, and the global economy by Charles Wolf( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2,344 WorldCat member 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
Markets or governments : choosing between imperfect alternatives by Charles Wolf( )

43 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The choice between markets and governments in the conduct of economic affairs is one of the cardinal issues of our time, but both entail predictable and serious shortcomings. Nevertheless, modern economics treats these shortcomings asymmetrically. This Note attempts to rectify this imbalance by developing and applying a theory of "nonmarket" (i.e., government) failure, so that the comparison between markets and governments can be made more systematically. The author reaches the following conclusions: (1) The choice between market and nonmarket systems is not a pure one, since actual systems inevitably involve combinations of governments and markets; the relative involvement of each, however, greatly affects the performance and the fairness of the economic and social systems. (2) With respect to both static and dynamic efficiency criteria, markets do a much better job than governments. (3) Government can play an important role in improving and extending the functioning of markets. (4) Market forces themselves can play a significant role in improving the functioning of government
Modernizing the North Korean system : objectives, method, and application by Charles Wolf( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,988 WorldCat member 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
Fault lines in China's economic terrain( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,935 WorldCat member 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
North Korean paradoxes : circumstances, costs, and consequences of Korean unification by Charles Wolf( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member 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
Economic openness : many facets, many metrics by Charles Wolf( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,799 WorldCat member 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
Russia's economy : signs of progress and retreat on the transitional road by Charles Wolf( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member 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
Understanding Iran by Jerrold D Green( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member 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
Commercial power centers in emerging markets by Gregory F Treverton( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member 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
China and India, 2025 : a comparative assessment by Charles Wolf( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and India will exercise increasing influence in international affairs in the coming decades. As prominent members of the G-20, their influence will be manifest in the global economy, in global politics, and in the global security environment. Each country's role on the world stage will also be affected by the progress that it makes and by the competition and cooperation that develop between them. The research described in this monograph focuses on the progress China and India seem likely to achieve from 2010 through 2025, as well as on some of the major problems they may encounter along the way. This research consists of a comparative assessment of their prospects in this period in four domains: demography, macroeconomics, science and technology, and defense spending and procurement. In each domain, the assessment seeks answers to these questions: Who is ahead? By how much? and Why? Often the answers are quantitative, sometimes they are more qualitative, and sometimes they are inconclusive. The monograph concludes with implications for policy and for further research
China's expanding role in global mergers and acquisitions markets by Charles Wolf( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The research described in this monograph analyzed recent and proposed Chinese investments in U.S. companies, including both acquisitions that were completed and ones that were disallowed or withdrawn. The research also reviewed China's recent and prospective investments in companies in Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. The aim of this review was to gain an understanding of China's investment patterns and to develop a methodology to improve the assessment of whether proposed investments should be allowed or should require measures to mitigate risk. Data used in the monograph cover the decade through 2009, with occasional references to 2010. Many of the trends and forecasts drawn from these data have been reinforced by more recent data."
Foreign aid: theory and practice in southern Asia by Charles Wolf( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most available literature on foreign aid lacks precise terminology, reliable data, and a theory that; permits profiting from experience. This book tries to meet some of these difficulties by analyzing the foreign aid record of the US in a specific region. It points the way toward improving allocation of aid in an area when the total to be allocated has been set.Originally published in 1960.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Looking backward and forward : policy issues in the twenty-first century by Charles Wolf( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twenty-five essays written over the past five years by international economic policy expert Charles Wolf Jr. covers a range of worldwide economic, political, security, and diplomatic issues. Wolf looks at the challenges facing the United States at home and around the globe including critical issues regarding China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Iraq, and other key locales. Throughout the book, the author offers his often-controversial viewpoints, such as his assertion that unilateralism in U.S. national security policy may sometimes be preferable to multilateralism or that the erroneous expectation that Iraq possessed nuclear weapons does not imply that the intelligence leading to this expectation was flawed. Wolf reexamines each essay in the light of later developments with a postaudit comment to address whether the original argument is still valid and relevant compared with when it was first written
United States policy and the third world; problems and analysis by Charles Wolf( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebellion and authority; an analytic essay on insurgent conflicts by Nathan Leites( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Current beliefs and theory; An alternative approach: insurgency as a system; The rebellion's viewpoint: structure, operations, and proclivities; The authority's viewpoint: concepts and conduct of counterrebellion; Inflicting damage; Intelligence and information; and Rebellion and authority: A summary
The future of the Soviet empire by Henry S Rowen( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indonesian story; the birth, growth and structure of the Indonesian Republic by Charles Wolf( Book )

21 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's foreign aid and government-sponsored investment : scale, content, destinations, and implications by Charles Wolf( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the world⁰́₉s second largest economy, China has the capacity to engage in substantial programs of economic assistance and government-sponsored investments in 93 emerging-market countries. In the first decade of the 21st century, China has expanded and directed this capacity in these countries for both their benefit and for China⁰́₉s own benefit. Using several data sources and aggregation methods, RAND researchers built a large database, expanding upon prior Congressional Research Service data and enabling the programs to be more fully described and analyzed. Access to the database is available to interested readers who wish to request it from RAND. The RAND research assessed the scale, trends, and composition of these programs in the emerging-market economies of six regions: Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia. Finally, the research derived inferences and insights from the analysis that may enhance understanding of the programs and policies pertaining to them. In general, China⁰́₉s use of foreign aid and government-sponsored investment activities has burgeoned in recent years, with emphasis on building infrastructure and increasing supplies of natural resources (including energy resources and ferrous and nonferrous minerals). Loans that include substantial subsidies provide financing for many of these programs, but the loans are accompanied by rigorous debt-servicing conditions that distinguish China⁰́₉s foreign aid from the grant financing that characterizes development aid provided by the United States and other nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
The impoverished superpower : perestroika and the Soviet military burden by Institute for Contemporary Studies( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The costs of the Soviet empire by Rand Corporation( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study develops and applies a comprehensive framework for estimating all of the economic costs incurred by the Soviet Union in acquiring, maintaining, and expanding its empire. We define the 'empire' to include the geographically contiguous countries of Eastern Europe and Afghanistan, and the parts of the empire that lie 'abroad'. The included countries cover a wide range of types and degrees of Soviet influence and control-a characteristic that is not unique to the current Soviet empire. We define the costs of empire to include costs incurred by the Soviet Union to maintain or increase control in countries under Soviet domination, to acquire influence in countries that are candidates for future Soviet control, and to thwart or subvert countries opposed to it. Previous studies of the costs of the Soviet empire have been concerned with selected parts of the total costs, for example, emphasizing costs associated with particular countries or groups of countries such as those in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA), or with such specific cost categories as Soviet economic and military aid. Our study draws on this prior work, combining and supplementing it in various ways. Substantial gaps and inadequacies remain in the available data. One of our aims is to highlight the most important gaps and thereby provide a basis for further data collection and analysis
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.02 for Economic o ... to 0.81 for Perspectiv ...)

Straddling economics and politics : cross-cutting issues in Asia, the United States, and the global economy
Alternative Names
Charles Wolf

Charles Wolf, Jr Amerikaans econoom (1924-2016)

Wolf, C. 1924-

Wolf, C. (Charles)

Wolf, C. (Charles), 1924-

Wolf, C. Jr

Wolf, C., Jr. (Charles), 1924-2016

Wolf, Charles 1924-

Wolf, Charles 1924- jun

Wolf , Charles <jr.>

Wolf, Charles jun. 1924-

تشارلز وولف، 1924- الابن،

تشارلز وولف، الابن، 1924-

جونيور، تشارلز وولف، 1924-

ウォルフ, チャールズ


English (302)

Chinese (3)

Markets or governments : choosing between imperfect alternativesModernizing the North Korean system : objectives, method, and applicationFault lines in China's economic terrainNorth Korean paradoxes : circumstances, costs, and consequences of Korean unificationEconomic openness : many facets, many metricsRussia's economy : signs of progress and retreat on the transitional roadUnderstanding IranCommercial power centers in emerging marketsLooking backward and forward : policy issues in the twenty-first century