William H. Overholt

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Education

Ph.D., Yale University; M.Phil., Yale University; B.A., Harvard University

Overview

Research Focus

Recent Projects

  • China's globalization
  • Chinese and Indian car markets
  • Asia's changing strategic situation

Selected Publications

William H. Overholt, China and Globalization (testimony presented to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, May 19, 2005), RAND Corporation, 2005

Keith Crane et al., Modernizing China's Military: Opportunities and Constraints, RAND Corporation, 2005

William H. Overholt, The Rise of China: How Economic Reform Is Creating a New Superpower, W. W. Norton & Company, 2005

William H. Overholt, "China's Economy, Resilience, and Challenge," Harvard China Review, (1), 2004

Commentary

  • Cost of Unleashing China's Currency

    Cost of Unleashing China's Currency, in Christian Science Monitor.

    Jul 13, 2007 | Christian Science Monitor

  • Which Economy Will Run Into Trouble First: The US or China?

    Published commentary by RAND staff: CWhich Economy Will Run Into Trouble First: The US or China?, in Policy and Markets Magazine.

    Feb 1, 2007 | Policy and Markets Magazine

  • Globalization's Unequal Discontents

    Published commentary by RAND staff: Globalization's Unequal Discontents, in Washingtonpost.com.

    Dec 21, 2006 | Washingtonpost.com

  • China Shows Advantages of Accessible Economy

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Sep 27, 2004 | Shanghai Daily

  • It's So Easy to Blame China for Everything

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Jan 22, 2004 | International Herald Tribune

  • Exposing the Myths

    An international obsession with the Chinese currency appears to be deflating. This passion began with Japanese accusations that China's undervalued currency was causing its deflation, continued with Europeans blaming it for slow European Union growth, hit full power with a vast US National Association of Manufacturers' campaign blaming it for job losses, and reached its pinnacle when Michigan's governor, Jennifer Granholm, declared she would back a presidential candidate based solely on the issue.

    Nov 17, 2003 | South China Morning Post

  • Getting Beyond Boundaries

    commentaries by RAND Staff: insightful commentaries on current events, published in newspapers, magazines and journals worldwide.

    Jul 16, 2003 | South China Morning Post

  • Be Tougher on Burma Than China

    commentaries by RAND Staff: insightful commentaries on current events, published in newspapers, magazines and journals worldwide.

    Jul 4, 2003 | Asian Wall Street Journal

Publications