Charles Wolf, Jr.
Charles Wolf served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State (1945–1947, 1949–1953). In the early 1950s, he was a visiting professor of economics and Asian studies at Cornell University and an assistant professor of economics and Far East studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined RAND in 1955 and headed the Economics Department from 1967 to 1981. He served as founding dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School from 1970 to 1997; he is now a professor at the school.
Wolf is a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is on the advisory board of the Center for International Business and Economic Research at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a board member of Capital Income Builder and of Capital World Growth and Income, Inc., and a member of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
In 2007, Wolf received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the government of Japan. He was recognized for helping to nurture U.S. public opinion that was favorable to Japan through his balanced analyses and thereby promoting the maturation of Japan's relationship with the United States. The two-part ceremony was held at the Foreign Ministry office in Tokyo, followed by a reception with Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace. The award he received is Japan's highest honor for members of academia.
- China's role in global merger and acquisition markets
- China and India, 2025: A Comparative Assessment
- Modernizing the North Korean System
Charles Wolf, Jr., et al., U.S. Combat Commands' Participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative: A Training Manual, RAND Corporation (TR-654), 2009
Jerrold D. Green et al., Understanding Iran, RAND Corporation (MG-771), 2009
Charles Wolf, Jr., et al., Enhancement by Enlargement: The Proliferation Security Initiative, RAND Corporation (MG-806), 2008
Charles Wolf, Jr., Looking Backward and Forward: Policy Issues in the Twenty-First Century, Hoover Press, 2008
Charles Wolf, Jr., and Norman D. Levin, Modernizing the North Korean System: Objectives, Method, and Application, RAND Corporation (MG-710), 2008
Charles Wolf, Jr., and Thomas Lang, Russia's Economy: Signs of Progress and Retreat on the Transitional Road, RAND Corporation (MG-515), 2006
Charles Wolf, Jr., and Kamil Akramov, North Korean Paradoxes: Circumstances, Costs and Consequences of Korean Unification, RAND Corporation (MG-333), 2005
Charles Wolf, Jr., and Brian Rosen, Public Diplomacy: How to Think About and Improve It, RAND Corporation (OP-134), 2004
Recent Media Appearances
Interviews: CBS; CNN; Los Angeles Times; National Journal; Newhouse News Service; San Francisco Chronicle; Wall Street Journal
Commentary: Asian Wall Street Journal; Hoover Institutional Policy Review; International Herald Tribune; Los Angeles Times; Milken Institute Review; New York Times; South China Morning Post; Wall Street Journal
Charles Wolf, Jr. is a senior principle researcher at RAND and professor of public policy in the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard. From 1967 until June 1981, he was head of RAND's Economics Department, and thereafter was director of RAND research in international economics. He was the founding dean of the RAND Graduate School, and served in that capacity from 1970 to 1997.