Political Risk Services
Since 1979, “Political Risk Services” has been known worldwide as the original system for quantifying and rating political risk, using methodology developed by Professors William D. Coplin and Michael K. O’Leary during 20 years of research at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
Political Risk Services is the most widely accepted system of completely independent political risk forecasting. All publications based on this system are included in the "Political Risk Services" product line. This methodology and research produce 100 Country Reports (sold separately and also grouped into Regional Services and the World Service, available online as “PRS Online”). Products stemming from these Country Reports are as follows:
- Country Reports focus on PRS’ unique, country-specific regime scenarios, highly valued for future planning and used to calculate ratings of turmoil risk as well as ratings for the risks to financial transfers, export markets, and direct investments.
- PRS Online is a discounted package including a year’s subscription to 100 Country Reports, Country Forecasts and Political Risk Letter. This service is also available in print and on CD-ROM as the “World Service.”
- Regional Services are discount packages, each of which includes a one-year subscription to all Country Reports in a geographical region and Political Risk Letter.
- Country Forecasts is a 450-page volume published twice a year (April & October) to summarize the risk ratings & data for each of 100 Country Reports, including commentary on the five-year outlook for political risk.
- Political Risk Letter is a monthly newsletter covering key events that could affect the international business climate in many countries, including a five-page table each month with the latest political risk and economic forecasts for 100 countries.
- Political Risk Yearbook is an annual binding of 100 Country Reports for use in university libraries. For more information on this and related publications for academia, please go to “ Academic Titles.”