Introduction of Country Risk Analysis Summer School

The 2020 edition of my Country Risk Analysis Summer School has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please contact me for an update on the 2021 edition.

As the sub-title of this course at Maastricht Summer School suggests, the focus is on the macro-economic and political risk drivers of Emerging Markets. You can read more about the course content, course objectives and recommended literature below. This page also offers you the preliminary timetable that may be subject to change later.

Student reviews of Country Risk Analysis Summer School

“I had the opportunity to debate and dialogue with different students from around the globe and contrast our experiences. Leonhardt was very committed to every single one of his students making sure that we had the adequate material to do our research.” – Veronica from Peru

“I learned a lot about country risk and the different drivers during the course. Leonhardt has a unique approach to get the attention of all the participants since he manages to respond to different needs and interests.” Roman from Switzerland

“Leonhardt’s lectures were clear, the activities built upon each other and the lectures to reinforce the subjects covered, and the writing assignments gave students the tools they needed to conduct country risk in future jobs.” Kerry from United States

Quotes taken from LinkedIn recommendations

Description of Country Risk Analysis Summer School

Rising political risks, recent calls for protectionism and warnings of a global recession underline the relevance of country risk analysis. This course teaches you the skills to study country risks in Emerging Markets from both an economic and political perspective. What kind of research framework do banks use to assess country risk, and which concepts are pivotal in this regard? What are important macro-economic and political risk drivers for Emerging Markets? How can these risk drivers affect country risk, and do they have critical values? To answer these questions, interactive lectures teach you the skills to work with country risk concepts, analyze country risk drivers and write a country risk report. You do assignments in which you collect open source data for the risk drivers of two Emerging Markets. Other assignments concern the writing of the economic and political risk sections of a country risk report. Finally, two workshops help you to use the “Country Risk Canvas” to visualize the causality between macro-economic risk drivers, political risk drivers and country risk.

Goals of Country Risk Analysis Summer School

  1. Designing an analytical framework to identify macro-economic risk drivers in Emerging Markets.
  2. Designing an analytical framework to identify political risk drivers in Emerging Markets, and their impact on consumption, investment and exports.
  3. Comparing the country risks and underlying risk drivers of different Emerging Markets.
  4. Finding, selecting and interpreting open-source data.
  5. Boosting your employability by acquiring valuable skills required for positions in business, government and academia.

Timetable of Country Risk Analysis Summer School

>The 2020 edition of my Country Risk Analysis Summer School has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please contact me for an update on the 2021 edition; *1 = first week; *2 = second week; Timetable may be subject to change, pending sufficient applications; Session Types: (IL) Interactive Lecture; (RD) Roundtable Discussion; (SP) Student Presentations; (WS) Workshop

Day Start Time End Time Title Type
Monday *1 9:00 10:00 1. Introduction of Convenor, Participants and Program RD
10:00 11:00 2. Your Assignments RD
11:00 12:00 3. Country Risk Analysis: Concepts, Definitions and Approaches IL
12:00 13:00 4. Working with Open Source Data WS
(Lunch Break)
14:00 16:00 5. Macro-Economic Risk Drivers 1: Domestic Economy IL
Tuesday *1 (Working on Your Assignment)
Wednesday *1 9:00 10:00 6. Macro-Economic Risk Drivers of Emerging Markets (Domestic Economy) SP
10:00 11:00 7. Country Risk Quiz WS
11:00 13:00 8. Macro-Economic Risk Drivers 2: International Economy IL
Thursday *1 (Working on Your Assignment)
Friday *1 9:00 10:00 9. Macro-Economic Risk Drivers of Emerging Markets (International Economy) SP
10:00 12:00 10. Working with the Country Risk Canvas 1: Macro-Economic Risk Drivers WS
12:00 13:00 11. Writing a Country Risk Report IL

 

Day Start Time End Time Type
Monday *2 14:00 15:00 12. Political Risk Analysis: Concepts, Definitions and Approaches IL
15:00 16:00 13. Political Risk Drivers 1: Domestic Situation IL
16:00 17:00 14. Political Risk Drivers 2: International Relations IL
Tuesday *2 (Working on Your Assignment)
Wednesday *2 14:00 16:00 15. Political Risk Drivers of Emerging Markets SP
16:00 17:00 16. Working with the Country Risk Canvas 2: Political Risk Drivers WS
Thursday *2 (Working on Your Assignment)
Friday *2 14:00 17:00 17. Country Risk Reports about Emerging Markets SP
17:00 18:00 18. Key Takeaways and Future Plans RD

Suggested literature for Country Risk Analysis Summer School

Dr Leonhardt van Efferink has based this course on publications in various languages (see overview below for some examples). You are not required to do pre-course reading. However, if you would like to do so, you are advised to select one of the publications below. You can also contact Leonhardt for tailor-made reading advice.

  1. Iranzo, S. (2008) Delving into Country Risk. Banco de España, Occasional Paper No. 0802
  2. McKellar, R. (2010) A Short Guide to Political Risk. Gower;
  3. Van Efferink, L., Kool, C. and Van Veen, T. (2003) Country Risk Analysis. NIBE-SVV.
  4. Van Efferink, L. (2015) Our Framework of Country Risk Indicators.
  5. Van Efferink, L. (2014) How do you select Country Risk Indicators?
  6. Van Efferink, L. (2015) Our Framework of Country Risk Indicators.
  7. Van Efferink, L. (2015) Our Framework of Country Risk Concepts.
  8. Van Efferink, L. (2015) How do you find Country Risk Data?
  9. Van Efferink, L. (2018) Our Template for Country Risk Reports.
  10. Verhulst, G. (2017) A Flexible Tool for Impact Assessment of Political Risk Indicators.

Keywords for Country Risk Analysis Summer School

▪ Country Risk Research ▪ Country Risk Reports ▪ Country Risk Ratings ▪ Country Risk Models ▪ Country Risk Indicators ▪ Country Risk Concepts ▪ Macro-Economic Risk Drivers ▪ Political Risk Drivers ▪ Political Risk Analysis ▪ Political Risk Concepts ▪ Emerging Markets ▪ Open Source Data ▪ Analytical Skills ▪ Critical Thinking ▪ Employability

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