Introduction

On this page, you find a selection of online publications that my professional clients and my students use during my skills training sessions and Summer Schools. They focus on two critical aspects of country risk analysis: macro-economic risk indicators and political risk indicators.

These are also the online resources that I recommend to students of my Country Risk Analysis Summer School (Macro-Economic and Political Risk Drivers of Emerging Markets) at Maastricht University.

I am aware that this is a rather small selection of online publications on macro-economic risk indicators and political risk indicators. However, their content is highly relevant to conduct country risk research.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding these online publications on macro-economic risk indicators and political risk indicators, please contact me.

Data Series for Macro-Economic Risk Drivers

  1. BP – Statistical Review of World Energy
  2. Energy Information Administration – Annual Energy Outlook 2020
  3. FAO – FAOSTAT New Food Balances
  4. International Monetary Fund – World Economic Outlook Databases
  5. International Trade Centre – Trade statistics 2001-2017 and Foreign Direct Investment Statistics 2006-2015
  6. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – Main Macro-Economic Risk Indicators
  7. UNCTAD – Country Profiles and Data Center
  8. U.S. Geological Survey – Commodity Statistics and Information and International Minerals Statistics and Information and Mineral Commodity Summaries
  9. World Bank – Commodity markets and Global Economic Prospects and Joint BIS-IMF-OECD-World Bank debt statistics tables on external debt and World Development Indicators
  10. World Trade Organisation – World Trade Statistical Review
  11. World Travel-Tourism Council – Country Reports

Data Series for Political Risk Drivers

  1. Adam Carr – Psephos Adam Carr’s Election Archive
  2. Amnesty International – Countries
  3. Center for Global Policy – Global Report Series (Global Report 2017: Conflict, Governance and State Fragility)
  4. CIA – CIA World Factbook
  5. Fund for Peace – Fragile States Index
  6. Freedom House – Freedom in the World 2019
  7. Heidelberger Institut für Internationale Konfliktforschung – Conflict Barometer – Current Version/a>
  8. Human Rights Watch – World Report 2020
  9. International Crisis Group – CrisisWatch Overview
  10. Inter-Parliamentary Union – PARLINE Database on National Parliaments
  11. Maryland University – Minority At Risk – Data
  12. Reporters without Boundaries – Detailed Methodology
  13. RULERS – Heads of State and Heads of Government
  14. SIPRI – SIPRI Military Expenditures Data
  15. Transparency International – Corruption Perceptions Index
  16. United Nations Development Programme – Technical Notes – Calculating the Human Development Indices — Graphical Presentation
  17. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database: Sources, Methods and Data Considerations
  18. Uppsala University – Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) – Data for Download
  19. Visions of Humanity – Global Peace Index 2019
  20. World Bank – Ease of Doing Business Indicators and Global Governance Indicators and World Development Indicators
Data Series for Macro-Economic Risk Drivers and Political Risk Drivers (Online Publications)
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