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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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how to contact me
How to contact me:
  • Office Hour: Check on liuc.it

Tower building

4th floor

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!).
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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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