Steven Rosefielde is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Harvard University and is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RAEN). He has taught in Russia, China, Japan and Thailand. His most recent publications include the following: S. Rosefielde, Democracy and Its Elected Enemies: The West’s Paralysis, Crisis and Decline (Cambridge University Press, 2013); S. Rosefielde and R. W. Pfouts, Inclusive Economic Theory (World Scientific Publishers, 2014);S. Rosefielde and Q. Mills, Global Economic Turmoil and the Public Good (World Scientific Publishers, 2015); S. Rosefielde and B. Dallago, Transformation and Crisis in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Prospects (Routledge, 2016); S. Rosefielde, Kremlin Strikes Back: Russia and the West after Crimea’s Annexation (Cambridge University Press, 2017); S. Rosefielde and Q. Mills, The Trump Phenomenon and Future of US Foreign Policy (World Scientific Publishers, 2016);S. Rosefielde, Trump’s Populist America (World Scientific Publishers, 2017); S. Rosefielde and J. Leightner, China’s Market Communism: Challenges, Dilemmas, Solutions (Routledge, 2017); S. Rosefielde, Putin’s Russia: Economy, Defense and Foreign Policy (World Scientific Publishers, 2020).
The disintegration of the Soviet Union is increasing the likelihood of international conflict in the Pacific rim and the West. The G-7 recognizes that this danger can be mitigated by financing the CIS's transition to a market economy, but members disagree about how to proceed. This project attempts to provide a scientific foundation for resolving the impasse with a joint Japanese-American scholarly initiative aimed at rigorously formulating issues in dispute, examining cultural sources of misunderstanding and devising cooperative strategies for financing a Soviet economic transition that will stabilize international relations.