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Charles Wolf, Jr.

Title: Distinguished Chair in International Economics; Senior Economic Adviser; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School


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.

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.

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