Professional expertise seminar


› Support to the production of country risk analyses (19h)

› Country risk analysis tutoring (24 h)

Country risk studies are jointly supervised by Caroline Dufy, for economic and financial aspects, and Céline Thiriot, for institutional and social policy aspects. Studies are conducted by mixed groups supported and supervised by a university referent (a teacher-researcher specialized in the country studied) and a professional referent (representing the company, NGO or institution sponsoring the project).

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

Students build on the knowledge acquired through the “Introduction to Risk Analysis”, “Economic Analysis of Country Risk” and “Mapping of Political and Institutional Actors” fourth-year classes to conduct those country risk analyses.

Form of assessment

Assessed on the risk country analysis.


  • Gaillard N., Les agences de notation, Repère La découverte, 2010.
  • Gautrieaud S., Le risque pays : approche conceptuelle et approche pratique, CED, Université Bordeaux IV, 2002.
  • Marois B., Le risque pays, Paris, PUF, 1990.
  • Meunier N. & Sollogoub T., Économie du risque-pays, La Découverte, Repères, 2005.
  • Sionneau B., Une théorie du risque-pays I & II, Géoéconomie, n° 18 et n° 19, été 2001.

Educational formula

The tutoring of country risk studies is organized in stages: a session to launch the studies (presentation of the methodology), the setting up of working groups, two sessions in which the groups will conduct intermediate presentations with the supervising teachers, and a final presentation of the studies before a jury of teachers and professionals.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 43.0

Teaching activitySeminar

ValidationFinal oral examination

Mandatory teaching



Educational manager :
Dufy Caroline [+]

Thiriot Céline [+]