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Wolf, Charles 1924-

Works: 208 works in 834 publications in 3 languages and 28,462 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Records and correspondence  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: HB501, 301.297301724
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Most widely held works by Charles Wolf
Markets or governments : choosing between imperfect alternatives by Charles Wolf( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 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
United States policy and the third world; problems and analysis by Charles Wolf( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign aid: theory and practice in southern Asia by Charles Wolf( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 614 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 H. S Rowen( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 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 )

35 editions published between 1955 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Impoverished superpower : perestroika and the Soviet military burden by Institute for Contemporary Studies( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fault lines in China's economic terrain by Charles Wolf Jr.( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 312 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
Straddling economics and politics : cross-cutting issues in Asia, the United States, and the global economy by Charles Wolf( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 284 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
Out of exile by Sutan Sjahrir( Book )

10 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmenten uit brieven over dagelijkse belevenissen en filosofische onderwerpen van de door de Nederlandse koloniale overheid in de periode 1934-1938 naar een afgelegen oord verbannen Indonesische politieke voorman (1909-1966)
China, the United States, and the global economy( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 262 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
North Korean paradoxes : circumstances, costs, and consequences of Korean unification by Charles Wolf( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 219 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
Russia's economy : signs of progress and retreat on the transitional road by Charles Wolf( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 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( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 199 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
Looking backward and forward : policy issues in the twenty-first century by Charles Wolf( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 197 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
Commercial power centers in emerging markets by Gregory F Treverton( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 179 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
Modernizing the North Korean system : objectives, method, and application by Charles Wolf( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 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
China and India, 2025 : a comparative assessment by Charles Wolf( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and India, the world's two most populous countries, will exercise increasing influence in international affairs in the coming decades, and each country's role on the world stage will be affected by the progress that it makes and by the competition and cooperation that develop between them. This monograph focuses on the progress China and India seem likely to achieve from 2010 through 2025 in four domains: demography, macroeconomics, science and technology, and defense spending and procurement. In each domain, the authors seek answers to these questions: Who is ahead? By how much? and Why? The authors find that India has distinct advantages over China in terms of demographics; that the two countries are surprisingly close in terms of forecasted economic growth, although China's overall economic output is likely to remain significantly higher than India's; and that, for both science and technology and defense spending and procurement, China's current substantial margins over India are likely to rise but by amounts that will vary widely depending on several alternative scenarios. The monograph concludes with implications for policy and for further research
China's expanding role in global mergers and acquisitions markets by Charles Wolf( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 114 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."
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Markets or governments : choosing between imperfect alternatives
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Wolf, C. 1924-

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جونيور، تشارلز وولف، 1924-

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Fault lines in China's economic terrainStraddling economics and politics : cross-cutting issues in Asia, the United States, and the global economyChina, the United States, and the global economyNorth Korean paradoxes : circumstances, costs, and consequences of Korean unificationRussia's economy : signs of progress and retreat on the transitional roadUnderstanding IranLooking backward and forward : policy issues in the twenty-first centuryCommercial power centers in emerging marketsModernizing the North Korean system : objectives, method, and application