Political Risks for Business

Faculty: D.Auers, Ph.D

Time: Wednesdays, 18:00 - 21:00


This course aims to equip students with the theoretical understanding, empirical skills and knowledge of key sources that will enable them to undertake analysis of political risks to firms and investments.

Course overview:

The course begins by emphasizing that politics is important. Businesses understand that both domestic and international political dynamics shape economic performance in both developed and developing countries. The first part of the course identifies different types of political risks – geopolitics, domestic instability, terrorism, corruption, expropriation, breaches of contract, social activism and cyber-threats among others – and discusses the available sources for measuring and evaluating these risks. The second part of the course introduces the basic concepts of managing political risk – managing, understanding, analysing, mitigating and responding – and practices these skills through case-study exercises. Finally, the course concludes with students simulating client meetings highlighting political risks and opportunities for investors in concrete countries and regions.


Participation fee for 1 course, 1 person is EUR 620* including VAT (* the fee doesn’t include course compendium and book)


As the number of seats is limited and available on "first-come-first-serve basis", please register by sending email to info [at] rbs [dot] lv.

Please include payment information (company details or personal details, bank details), so we are able to send you an invoice before class begins.


Registration deadline:
You are kindly asked to register before January 4, 2021


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