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Jack Robert Staff

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Jack Robert Staff, international economist, author, monk. award, McMannis award Harvard University School Government, 1989-1990, International Peace award Beyond War Foundation, 1987, Outstanding Professor award University Hawaii College Business, 1993. Served with United States Peace Corps, 1968-1969, United States Air Force (Res), 1970-1972. Hughes Memorial scholar Kalamazoo College, 1965-1968.


Staff, Jack Robert was born in 1946. Son of Robert J. and Harriet G. (Karber) Staff.


Student Wilhelms Universität, West Germany.

Student Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

B.A. (Honors in Political Science), Kalamazoo College, Michigan, 1968.

M.B.A. (Computers), American Management Assn., New York, 1970.

M.P.A. (Economics), Harvard University. Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass, 1990.


Ordained Taoist-Christian monk DaQin Lineage, 2002. Senior consultant George Odiorne Associates, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1972-1974. Associate consultant Hutchings Organization, Palo Alto, California, 1974-1975.

Senior management consultant E.H. White & Company, Inc., San Francisco, 1975-1978. President The Wavelink Organization, Honolulu, 1978-1994. International economist department finance economic College Business Adminstrn University Hawaii, 1991-1994.

Consulting analyst State of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1979-1994. President Wakashan Consulting, Livingston, Montana, 1994-1995. Economics professor Montana State University, Bozeman, 1995-1997.

President Cyberesults.com, 1996-1998. Director, chief economist Zona Research Inc., Redwood City, California, 1998-2001. President J.R. Staff & Company, 2001-2007.

Founder, YESONE, 2008, president. Research manager Institute Philippine Culture, Manila, 1969. Sector adviser United States Department State, Washington, 1978.

Fiscal project manager University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1980. Visiting lecturer Pacific Asian Management Institute, 1981. Coordinator Pacific Development Program East-West Center, Honolulu, 1981.

Member staff Prime Minister's Disaster Relief Committee, Fiji, 1981. Member advisory staff Kahauale'a Geothermal Energy Project, 1982-1983. Member Governor's Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Information Systems, 1984.

Visiting lecturer Institute Economic Development and Policy, East-West Center, Honolulu, 1992. Member state innovations task force National Governors Assn, 1992.


  • Author: Political Aspects of Modernization: Buddhist Experiences in Southeast Asia, 1968, Assessment of International Health Manpower Planning, 3 vols., 1978-1980. Consolidated Fiscal Procedures in Education, 1981, Trades and Tradeoffs: Strategic Policy Operants in Public-Private Partnerships, 1990, Bioregionalism as a Public Policy Operant, 1992, Learning to Wave, 2002, The Song That moves all Hearts, 2007. Co-author: MBO Systems Manual, 1974.National Manpower Utilization Study, 1976. Deputy director Anchorage Economic Opportunity Agency, Alaska, 1971-1972. Diplomatic liaison College Foreign Study Program, West Germany, 1966.


Served with United States Peace Corps, 1968-1969, United States Air Force (Res), 1970-1972. Hughes Memorial scholar Kalamazoo College, 1965-1968.


Children: Adrian, Marika.

Robert J. Staff

Harriet G. (Karber) Staff

Adrian Staff

Marika Staff