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Country Risk Assessment. A Guide to Global Investment Strategy. The Wiley Finance Series

  • ID: 2211417
  • Book
  • May 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 286 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Country risk is a broad concept which brings together the varied disciplines of economics, finance, geopolitics, sociology and history. Based on a collective 50 years of experience as scholars, managers and advisors in the field of country risk, the authors set out to provide a solid understanding of the concepts and methodologies involved in formulating successful strategies for international risk assessment and management. With a balance between theory and practice, the book assesses the opportunities arising from the growing integration of international finance markets and presents and analyses the various sources of country risk.

It provides an in–depth coverage of information sources and country risk service providers, and explains techniques for assessing and forecasting country financial crises. It includes a comprehensive review of all existing methods including the techniques of the cutting–edge market–based approaches such as:

The book concludes with a management tool kit based on practical examples, all of which will be of interest to managers and analysts in investment banks and in corporate institutions involved in international investment, as well as to students of international finance and business.

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Foreword by Campbell R. Harvey

1 Introduction.

2 An Overview of Country Risk .

3 The Economic and Financial Foundations of Country Risk Assessment .

4 Country Risk Assessment Methodologies: The Qualitative, Structural Approach to Country Risk.

5 Assessment Methodologies: Ratings.

6 Econometric and Mathematical Methods.

7 Risk Models.

8 International Portfolio Investment Analysis.

9 Financial Crises in Emerging Market Countries: An Historical Perspective.

10 Country Risk and Risk Mitigation Instruments.

11 Country Risk Assessment: A Matter of Information and Intelligence Gathering.



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Michel Henry Bouchet
Ephraim Clark
Bertrand Groslambert
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