Maastricht, Netherlands

Country Risk Analysis: Macro-Economic and Political Risk Drivers of Emerging Markets

when 6 July 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 798

Rising political risks, recent calls for protectionism and warnings of a global recession underline the relevance of country risk analysis. This course teaches you the skills to study country risks in Emerging Markets from both an economic and political perspective. What kind of research framework do banks use to assess country risk, and which concepts are pivotal in this regard? What are important macro-economic and political risk drivers for Emerging Markets? How can these risk drivers affect country risk, and do they have critical values? To answer these questions, interactive lectures teach you the skills to work with country risk concepts, analyze country risk drivers and write a country risk report. You do assignments in which you collect open source data for the risk drivers of two Emerging Markets. Other assignments concern the writing of the economic and political risk sections of a country risk report. Finally, two workshops help you to use the “Country Risk Canvas” to visualize the causality between macro-economic risk drivers, political risk drivers and country risk.
Course Leader is dr. Leonhardt van Efferink (PhD defence in December 2017). He worked as country risk analyst for 12 years, before doing a PhD that straddles the boundary between geopolitics and media studies. Students of his 2017 Summer Schools gave him an average of 9.5/10 for his teaching skills. Former Summer School student Roman from Switzerland recommends Leonhardt because “through his ability to interact with all the people with all their different backgrounds, he managed to meet the needs of each participant in a very unique way. The course turned out to be a highly interactive class combined with the professional inputs from Mr. van Efferink. His enthusiasm and knowledge in the area of Country Risk was contagious and opened completely different perspectives to all of us. Personally, I learned a lot about country risk and the different drivers during the course.”

Related Summer School courses from Leonhardt: ▪ Political Risk Analysis: Domestic Factors, International Relations and Economic Impact Assessment; ▪ Geopolitical Scenario Planning: National Security, Geo-Economics and Foreign Policy Strategy; ▪ Geopolitical Framing Analysis: National Images, World Views and Global Dividing Lines.

Course leader

Dr. L.A.S. van Efferink

Target group

Basic knowledge of economic and political trends is recommended.

Aimed at Bachelor/Master/PhD students in Economics, Business, Finance, Political Geography, Political Sciences, and International Relations. Moreover, various professionals and students with other backgrounds also successfully completed earlier editions of this course. If in doubt, please contact Maastricht Summer School.

Course aim

1. Designing an analytical framework to identify macro-economic risk drivers in Emerging Markets.

2. Designing an analytical framework to identify political risk drivers in Emerging Markets, and their impact on consumption, investment and exports.

3. Comparing the country risks and underlying risk drivers of different Emerging Markets.

4. Finding, selecting and interpreting open-source data.

5. Boosting your employability by acquiring valuable skills required for positions in business, government and academia.

Fee info

EUR 798: Tuition fee
EUR 0: €798 per programme