Country Risk Analysis: Growth Potential, Economic Policy and External Finances of Emerging Markets [Summer School]

This description applies to an earlier year. For links to my 2019 Summer School courses at Maastricht University, please have a look at this overview.

Country Risk Analysis: Growth Potential, Economic Policy and External Finances of Emerging MarketsDescription
The Asian Crisis in 1997-1998, Argentina’s default in 2001 and the recent economic downturns in Brazil, Russia and South Africa underline the relevance of country risk analysis for companies, policymakers and NGOs. This course teaches you the skills to study country risks in Emerging Markets from an economic perspective.

What kind of research framework do banks use to assess country risk, and which concepts are pivotal in this regard? What are important economic risk drivers, and what are their critical values? And how can these economic risk drivers affect country risk? To answer these questions, you do an assignment in which you collect open source data required for a thorough economic risk analysis of a particular country. In the next assignment, you write the economic risk section of a country risk report about this country. To prepare for this section, you learn how to use a tool to visualize the direct and indirect effects of a change in economic risk drivers. In the final assignment, you compare the economic risks in your country with those in countries of your team mates. You present all your findings in class. Interactive lectures and roundtable discussions help you prepare for your assignments.

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  • 2018 (May) at 03:20
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    Dear Mr. Leonhardt van Efferink,

    I am willing in take part of the summer school 2018. With particular interest both Country Risk Analysis and Political Risk Analysis. My background is in Law and politics however with a great interests in international political economy.

    On the other hand, I would like to asking something! During my search on your website, I found the following sentence: “All courses cost €600, and there is no funding available”. To my understand all courses and not the fees of each course? Would you be willing to clarify the true underline meaning of above sentence?

    Please, provide me with great detail regarding the starting of these two courses and the amount to be paid.

    P.s. The ECTS credits to be obtain on each courses can be used as credits for a Master Degree on Economics of Strategy in Emerging Markets at Maastricht University on the field of ?

    Kind regards,

    César Panzo

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    • 2018 (May) at 16:24
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      Dear Cesar,
      Thanks for your question. Each course cost 600 euro. With ‘no funding’, I mean that the university does not offer financial support to Summer School students. Do you have more questions?
      Kind regards,
      Leonhardt

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      • 2018 (May) at 14:34
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        Dear Mr. Leonhardt,

        I thank you for your feedback.

        Please, can you answer the last parte of my post!:

        The ECTS credits to be obtain on each courses can be used as credits for a Master Degree on Economics of Strategy in Emerging Markets at Maastricht University?

        Thank you in advance.

        César Panzo

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  • 2018 (May) at 16:17
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    Dear Leonhardt,
    I enrolled in the course
    is the program available yet?
    what are the hours approximately?
    I will have a meeting on one of the course days (17.07), which means I will only be able to participate for half the day, that day – will this be a problem?

    Best regards
    Klaus Friedrich, UvT

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    • 2018 (June) at 09:37
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      Thanks for your message, Klaus. The program will normally be made available by the end of June, depending on the number of applicants. If you miss some hours of class, you may get an extra assignment to compensate for these missed hours. Does this help? Kind regards, Leonhardt

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      • 2018 (June) at 14:26
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        Thank you very much for your reply.
        I’m fine with an extra assignment; other than that, if the missing of a half-day constitutes a problem, I would need to know as soon as possible, as my possibilities to re-schedule my meeting on the 17.07 are limited….

        thank you for your effort
        best
        Klaus

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        • 2018 (June) at 15:08
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          Hi Klaus,
          The Summer School will be over before you know and the class discussions are usually very inspiring. So I would encourage you to spend as much time as possible with the group in class. However, if illness, exams or appointments prevent students from taking all classes, an extra assignment is required.
          Kind regards,
          Leonhardt

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