Checking date: 02/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Country report and risk assessment
Bachelor in Finance and Accounting (Plan: 399 - Estudio: 201)

Coordinating teacher: HIDALGO TRENADO, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Contents and use of country reports elaborated by private and public institutions. Structuring and conceptual framework of country reports: national and international context, actors and agents, strategy and objectives. Measurement and analysis of development and evaluation. Analysis of economic and political institutions and country risk: political institutions, political system, and political risk; security and public order; criminality and personal violence, institutional and police corruption, terrorism, guerrillas, etc.; economic structure, political economy and macroeconomic risks; banking and financial structure, monetary policy; financial and exchange risk. Social and demographic variables and their incidence on political and economic stability. International interactions, development, conflicts and crisis. Writing a country report.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures: In the lectures we will discuss the readings and the critical evidence needed to test the main theories. Reduced lectures: Each week we will have presentations, debates based on the readings and discussions of the essays. Students will have to participate actively in class.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Abdelal, R. . National Purpose in the World Economy. Cornell University Press. 2005
  • Althaus, C.. Calculating Political Risk. Routledge. 2008
  • Bouchet, M. H., E. Clark, and B. Groslambert. Country Risk Assessment: A Guide to Global Investment Strategy. Wiley. 2003
  • Bremmer I. . Every Nation For Itself . Penguin . 2013
  • Bremmer, I. and P. Keat. The Fat Tail . Oxford University Press. 2009
  • Howell, Ll. . The Handbook of Country and Political Risk Analysis, 4th ed. . Political Risk Services. 2013
  • Kosmidou, K., M. Doumpos, and K. Zopounidis. Country Risk Evaluation - Methods and Applications. Springer. 2008
  • Sharma, R. . Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles. Norton & Company. 2012
  • Wellhausen, R. L. . The Shield of Nationality. Cambridge University Press. 2014
  • ouchet, M. H., Fishkin, C. A., & Goguel, A.. Managing Country Risk in an Age of Globalization: A practical guide to overcoming challenges in a complex world. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018
Additional Bibliography
  • Sharma, R. . The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of change in the post-crisis world. W.W. Norton & Company. 2016

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.