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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

Country risk is an emerging, interdisciplinary area of research with a variety of applications. It facilitates understanding of how societies’ economies, their financial systems and political apparatus interact to render an economy at risk for some form of crisis or regime change. Country risk is complex phenomenon with multiple facets, and is becoming increasingly important for financial market participants and government policy makers. Financial market participants, for instance, need indicators that signal the strength of the economy’s performance and resilience of its financial system, whereas policymakers need operational definitions of financial stability and resilience and methods of assessing them.

The country risk assessment specialisation fills an important lacuna by providing students with the current state of thinking and the art of evaluating the riskiness of country for an abrupt change in its economic, financial and political conditions and the associated social outcomes.

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