Policy Article

The Global Sanctions Data Base


  • Yalcin
  • E.
  • Felbermayr
  • G.
  • Kirilakha
  • A.
  • Syropoulos
  • C.
  • Yotov
  • Y.V.
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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.


Key Words

  • economics
  • international trade
  • Sanctions

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