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Topics in Development Economics: Country Risk Analysis. By Novella Bottini. How to contact me:. Office Hour: Check on liuc.it Tower building 4th floor E-Mail: [email protected] Course Structure (1). 7 Lectures:

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Topics in development economics country risk analysis

Topics in Development Economics:Country Risk Analysis

By

Novella Bottini


How to contact me
How to contact me:

  • Office Hour: Check on liuc.it

    Tower building

    4th floor

  • E-Mail: [email protected]


Course structure 1
Course Structure (1)

  • 7 Lectures:

  • Class Attendance is required (min 5/7);

  • Lively Class Participation is expected;

  • The Economist: 10 minutes presentation;


Course structure 2
Course Structure (2)

  • Course Material:

    • Book: Country Risk Assessment

      Authors: Bouchet, Clark and Groslambert

      Eds. Wiley, 2003.

    • Additional readings references are provided by the lecturer;

    • Slides available on line after the lesson.

  • Final Evaluation: individual essay + class participation


Individial assignment
Individial Assignment:

  • Choose a Developing Country;

  • Country risk analysis using both the qualitative and quantative methodologies.

  • 2000 words (Excluding graphs and charts);

  • Submission by email: 17th May 2010 (not accepted earlier or later submission!).



Lecture 1:

Why this course?

Trends in global market.


Why a course on country risk analysis
Why a Course on “Country Risk Analysis”?

  • What does ‘Country Risk Analysis’ mean?

  • Who could be interested in this analysis?


Why a course on country risk analysis1
Why a Course on “Country Risk Analysis”?

  • Is it an ‘hot topic’?

  • Why are we interested in other countries’ risk level?

  • Why is it linked to Development Issues?

  • Does it regard only Developing Countries?


Globalisation def and features
Globalisation: def and features

  • What is Globalisation?

  • Which elements are involved in the globalisation process?

    “Process whereby domestic product, capital and labour markets become more integrated across borders”

  • Is it a new phenomenon?


Globalisation main drivers
Globalisation:main drivers

  • Technological Change:

    • Speed of transportation and communication;

    • New tradable goods;

  • Political changes:

    • China’s economic reform;

    • Fall of Berlin Wall;

    • Collapse of Soviet Union;

  • Economic Policy choice;

    • Export-oriented policies;

    • WTO;

    • Bilateral and regional agreements.


















References
References

  • OECD (2007):“Economic Outlook – Making the Most of Globalisation”.

  • World Bank (2007): “Global Economic Prospects – Managing the Next Wave of Globalisation”, chapter 1-2.

  • WTO (2008):”World Trade Report: Trade in a Globalizing World”.

  • Bottini, Ernst, Luebker (2007): ”Offshoring and the labour market: what are the issues?”, ILO working paper.


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