Country Risk Assessment: The Key Role of Official Information Sources

  • Michel Henry BouchetEmail author
  • Charles A. Fishkin
  • Amaury Goguel


High-quality data is essential for anticipating and assessing Country Risk. One large source of insight comes from public and official sources. Countries compete to get market access via a regular flow of quality information. In turn, fund managers, investors, and banks’ economic analysts are submerged by a flow of information that requires careful discrimination and cross-checking. The very quality of macroeconomic and financial information is a measure of Country Risk and may itself be an early-warning signal. A country that is either unable or unwilling to provide timely and reliable information sends negative signals regarding the quality of its administration and that of its transparency and governance.


Risk data Information Database Country risk survey Economic intelligence Opacity Risk indicators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Henry Bouchet
    • 1
    Email author
  • Charles A. Fishkin
    • 2
  • Amaury Goguel
    • 3
  1. 1.Skema Business SchoolParis-Sophia Antipolis-Suzhou-RaleighFrance
  2. 2.ChappaquaUSA
  3. 3.Skema Business SchoolParis-Sophia Antipolis-Suzhou-RaleighFrance

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