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The Global Sanctions Data Base


In recent years, economic sanctions have increasingly become ‘the tool of choice’ in responses to international political challenges related to geo-political conflicts. But are sanctions successful in achieving their purported objectives? And what are the economic costs of sanctions in a world that is increasingly interconnected with global value-chains and multinational enterprises?  This column introduces a new dataset of economic sanctions that covers all bilateral, multilateral, and plurilateral sanctions in the world from 1950 to 2016 that can be utilised to analyse sanctions policies.


Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr. Ph.D.
Gabriel Felbermayr
Aleksandra Kirilakha
Constantinos Syropoulos
Yoto V. Yotov


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