Political Risk Analysis: Domestic Factors, International Relations and Economic Impact Assessment [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.

Political Risk Analysis: Domestic Factors, International Relations and Economic Impact Assessment [Summer School]Description
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 analyse political risk drivers and their impact on the economic growth potential of Emerging Markets.

How can political risk be defined? Where can you find valuable open source data? And which developments on a national and global level affect the political risk in a particular country? To answer these questions, you first collect open source data required for a thorough political risk analysis of a particular country. In the next assignment, you write the political 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 political risk drivers. In the final assignment, you compare the political 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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