Maastricht, Netherlands

Political Risk Analysis

when 29 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

The recent developments in Turkey, the social unrest in Venezuela and the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine underline the continued importance of political risk analysis for companies, policymakers and NGOs. This course teaches you the skills to analyze political risk drivers and their impact on the economic growth potential of Emerging Markets. How are political risks defined? Where can you find valuable open source data? What national and global developments affect the political risk in a country? To answer these questions, you first collect open source data required for a thorough political risk analysis of a chosen country. In the next assignment, you write the political risk section of a country risk report about this same country. To prepare for this section, you learn how to use the ‘causal chain canvas’ to visualize the direct and indirect effects of a change in political risk drivers. In the final assignment, you compare the political risks in your home country with in the home countries of your teammates. You present your findings in class. Interactive lectures and roundtable discussions help you prepare for your assignments.

Course leader

L.A.S. van Efferink

Target group

▪ Strong motivation and good command of English are essential to get a pass for the course;
▪ Basic knowledge of economic ideas and/or trends is recommended;
▪ Aimed at Bachelor/ Master/ PhD students in Economics/ Business/ Political Sciences/ International Relations/ Geography/ History. If in doubt, please contact Leonhardt for personal course selection advice.

Course aim

Maastricht Summer School awards academic credit (ECTS) for courses successfully completed during the programme. To include these credits in the curriculum of your degree, you need to obtain official approval from the responsible department at your home institution.

Upon completion of a course, the Maastricht Summer School issues a transcript. The transcript states the student’s name, student ID-number, the grade or Pass/Fail and the number of ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 600: This 1-week course costs €600,-.