The Global University Rankings: the Problem of Manipulation
AbstractThe article reveals the role of the Goodhart's law in building the global university rankings. A review of the methods of manipulation and the errors emerging as a result of this was made; the shortcomings of different types of the rankings and mechanisms that generate the Goodhart's law were showed; the most strongly exposed to the distortion of the Goodhart's law rankings were detected. A strategy of the promotion of Russian universities in the top lists of the global university rankings was suggested.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by New Economic Association in its journal Journal of the New Economic Association.
Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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rankings of Universities; ranking criteria; education; economic policy; manipulation;
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