Institute members Alexander Cooley and Jack Snyder published an article in Foreign Affairs in which they show how international ratings such as Transparency International’s ranking of international corruption levels and the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index “dumb down” global governance. These international ratings, they argue, are often based on unexamined assumptions that can “oversimplify complex public policy issues, obscure policy tradeoffs, and invite manipulation by states eager to improve their reputations without undertaking real reform.”

You can read the Foreign Affairs article here.