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Wolf, Charles 1924-

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Works: 238 works in 872 publications in 1 language and 28,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: HB501, 330.9
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Most widely held works by Charles Wolf
Markets or governments choosing between imperfect alternatives by Charles Wolf ( Book )
32 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic openness many facets, many metrics by Charles Wolf ( )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,521 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
Straddling economics and politics cross-cutting issues in Asia, the United States, and the global economy by Charles Wolf ( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,476 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
Modernizing the North Korean system objectives, method, and application by Charles Wolf ( )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In seeking a modernized North Korea, the focus should be on stimulating a gradual modernization of the North Korean system rather than removing the regime. With this tenet in mind, 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 over the medium to long term. This endeavor can be viewed as "participatory systems analysis" in that the participants, in analyzing the North Korean system and how to motivate its modernization, fused their sometimes divergent but often overlapping and reconcilable perspectives on that system. The project first produced policy instruments that can contribute to the system's modernization and provide a basis for concerted, collaborative efforts to stimulate peaceful change in North Korea. These instruments were then integrated into alternative operational plans, or "portfolios," and evaluated in terms of how each member of the Six-Party Talks would respond to their components, spawning one "consensus plan" that all of the research partners deemed likely to garner buy-in from their five countries. In addition, several potential intermediaries -- i.e., those that could help convey the project findings to one or more levels of the North Korean structure -- were identified. The results of this project consist of illustrative plans, the consensus plan, and a tool kit that can be used by entities in North Korea or elsewhere to construct plans for stimulating modernization of the North Korean system."--Publisher's website
Commercial power centers in emerging markets by Gregory F Treverton ( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,276 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
North Korean paradoxes circumstances, costs, and consequences of Korean unification by Charles Wolf ( )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,187 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 would be under differing circumstances and assumptions. Compares points of relevance and nonrelevance between the German experience with the unification in the 1990s and what might occur in Korea
Fault lines in China's economic terrain by Charles Wolf Jr. ( )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,167 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
Russia's economy signs of progress and retreat on the transitional road by Charles Wolf ( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The good news and the bad news about the Russian economys movement toward becoming a market economy are both abundant; however, the Russian economy can still-16 years after the Soviet Unions demise-be appropriately characterized as transitional. It is the second largest of the economies considered to be transitional (China is the largest), but its position on the broad spectrum of transitional economies is not entirely clear, and neither are the pace and direction of its movement. The authors shed light on ambiguities surrounding Russias status as a transitional economy by attempting to ans
Understanding Iran by Jerrold D Green ( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,002 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
United States policy and the third world; problems and analysis by Charles Wolf ( Book )
12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foreign aid: theory and practice in southern Asia by Charles Wolf ( Book )
21 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rebellion and authority; an analytic essay on insurgent conflicts by Nathan Leites ( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 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 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Indonesian story; the birth, growth and structure of the Indonesian Republic by Charles Wolf ( Book )
12 editions published between 1948 and 1977 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
9 editions published between 1955 and 1958 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Impoverished superpower : perestroika and the Soviet military burden by Henry S Rowen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking backward and forward policy issues in the twenty-first century by Charles Wolf ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 412 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
China and India, 2025 a comparative assessment by Charles Wolf ( )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 385 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 ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 342 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."
China, the United States, and the global economy ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Wolf, C. 1924-
Wolf, C. (Charles), 1924-
Wolf, C. Jr
Wolf, Charles Jr
Wolf, Charles jun. 1924-
تشارلز وولف، الابن، 1924-
جونيور، تشارلز وولف، 1924-
ウォルフ, チャールズ
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English (218)
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