Netherlands, Maastricht

Country Risk Analysis 1: Political Risk Indicators, Geo-Economics and Report Writing

when 17 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
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. This course teaches you the skills necessary to study political risks, and explore how these risks can affect the economic growth potential of Emerging Markets. How can political risk be defined? What indicators can we use to assess political risk? And how can geo-economics and natural resources affect political risk? To answer these questions, you do two individual assignments in which you analyse data from Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa for one political risk indicator. In the subsequent group assignment, you write the political risk section of a country risk report about one of these countries. The other group assignment concerns the development of geo-economic scenarios that involve the aforementioned nation-states. You present all your findings in class. Interactive lectures and roundtable discussions help you prepare for your assignments.

Course leader

Leonhardt van Efferink

Course aim

▪ Designing an analytical framework to study the political risks in Emerging Markets, and their impact on economic growth potential
▪ Understanding the role of geo-economics and natural resources in political risk
▪ Structuring and writing a country risk report in line with the expectations of your target audience

Fee info

EUR 600: Course


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