• Robinson Country Intelligence Index

    Governance, Economics, Operations, and Society

  • P-5 radar chart of GEOS

    About the RCII

    The RCII is a unique, interactive tool which incorporates four broad dimensions: Governance, Economics, Operations, and Society (GEOS). Within this holistic framework, the RCII encompasses 88 sub-dimensions, 199 countries, and, at present, 11 years of data. The tool’s interactive dashboard and multifaceted applications complement and offer advantages over other risk indexes. Drawing on over 500,000 data points from more than 30 sources, the RCII provides a dynamic new instrument for students, educators, researchers, and practitioners.

    Unemployment rates advanced bar of PIGS

     

    Tell a story by starting the conversation with the numbers! Examine change over time. Use the RCII to tackle class assignments, research questions, or internationalization puzzles facing your organization.

     

    Latin American states customized map

    Customize the RCII by creating new indexes based on a world region or a unique cluster of countries, changing the variable weights, or adjusting the tolerance for missing data.

    Histogram of GINI coefficient

     

    Visualize data with interactive tables, maps, histograms, and a wide variety of charts.

     

  • 2016 RCII Overall Rankings

  • Leadership

    The RCII Board of Directors 

    Dr. Chris Brown 

    RCII Director

    Dr. Brown is a Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Georgia State University and the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

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    David R. Forquer

    Assistant Dean for Executive Programs

    Mr. Forquer is the Assistant Dean for Executive Programs and a Lecturer with the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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    Ambassador Charles Shapiro 

    President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta

    Ambassador Shapiro is the President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and a Senior Lecturer with the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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    Dr. Richard Phillips 

    Dean of the Robinson College of Business 

    Dr. Phillips is the Dean and C.V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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    Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil

    Executive Director, CIBER

    Dr. Cavusgil is the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair with the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and directs the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

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    Phil Ventimiglia 

    Chief Innovation Officer 

    Mr. Ventimiglia is Georgia State University's first Chief Innovation Officer and oversees the Center for Instructional Innovation as well as Information Systems and Technology.

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    Dr. Carrie Manning

    Department Chair, Political Science

    Dr. Manning is a Professor at Georgia State University and is the Chair of the Political Science Department.

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    Jacobus F. Boers

    Assistant Dean for International Engagement

    Mr. Boers is a Senior Lecturer at Georgia State University and the

    Assistant Dean for International Engagement with the Robinson College of Business.

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  • Research and Development Team

    RCII Managers

    Michael Shea, M.A.

    RCII Research Team Manager

    Michael manages the Research Team for the Robinson Country Intelligence Index at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and is a PhD candidate at Georgia State University, focusing on Human Rights and Comparative Politics. As part of his graduate work, Michael has traveled extensively, studying in Cuba, France, India, and Ireland.

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    Dr. Jaro Klc 

    Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Jaro manages the technology behind the Robinson Country Intelligence Index.

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  • Research Team

    Ana Raquel Martin

    Research Associate

    Ana is a second-year PhD student at Georgia State University, studying Political Science with concentrations in Latin American Affairs and Research Methodology.

    Duncan McClellan

    Research Assistant

    Duncan is a graduating senior at Georgia State University. He is a Political
    Science student, with a concentration in International Affairs.

    Pedro Viloria

    Research Assistant

    Pedro is an undergraduate senior at Emory University and an affiliate student in both the University College London and Sciences Po in Paris. He is pursuing a double major in Political Science and French with a concentration in International Affairs.

    Katie Townsend

    Research Assistant

    Katie is a senior at Oglethorpe University. She is a double major in Economics and Philosophy with a concentration in Economic Policy.

    Liana Shahapy

    Research Assistant

    Liana Shahapy is senior at Georgia State University. She is a business economics major and minoring in political science.

  • Previous RCII Interns

  • Internships

    How to get involved

    Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities

    Programs and Research Positions Available

     

    The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, a non-profit, non-partisan organization affiliated with the Washington, D.C.-based World Affairs Councils of America and Georgia State University, anticipates accepting graduate and undergraduate students as Research Associates and Research Assistants each academic semester. Many Council interns are part of the research team working on the Robinson Country Intelligence Index (RCII), while others are part of the program and membership team working on events and membership operations. All interns should have a strong interest in political-economic leadership, country risk, “emerging markets,” corporate social responsibility, and, more broadly, the major global issues of the 21st century.

     

    Candidates should also have excellent computer skills and be highly motivated and creative, with the ability to work on multiple tasks. Expectations include a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week (20 preferred). The internship is unpaid, but those accepted may be eligible for course credit as determined by their academic department. If interested, please send a cover letter, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Chris Brown and Mrs. Henna Rennie at the address below. Applications may also be submitted electronically. Applications can be made at any time, but review of applications for each semester begins as follows: Summer—March 15; Fall—August 1; Spring— October 15. 

     

    Dr. Chris Brown and Mrs. Henna Rennie

    GSU Buckhead Center

    Tower Place 200, Suite 300

    3348 Peachtree Road, NE

    Atlanta, GA 30326

    wacintern@gsu.edu 

    404-413-7647

     

     

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  • Contact Us

    The Robinson Country Intelligence Index

    GSU Buckhead Center
    Tower Place 200, Suite 300
    3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    RCII@gsu.edu

     

    Image created by Zach McClellan

    Image created by Zach McClellan

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