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On the Effects of Sanctions on Trade and Welfare: New Evidence Based on Structural Gravity and a New Database

Gabriel Felbermayr (), Constantinos Syropoulos, Erdal Yalcin and Yoto Yotov

No 7728, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich

Abstract: Using a new, global data base covering the years 1950 to 2015, we study the impact of sanctions on international trade and welfare. We make use of the rich dimensionality of our data and of the latest developments in the structural gravity literature. Starting with a broad evaluation by sanction type, we carefully investigate the case of Iran. Effects are significant but also widely heterogeneous across sanctioning countries. Moreover, they depend on the direction of trade. We also perform a counterfactual analysis which translates our partial equilibrium sanction estimates into heterogeneous but intuitive general equilibrium effects within the same framework.

Keywords: sanctions; effectiveness of sanctions; structural gravity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F13 F14 F50 F51 H50 N40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-his and nep-int
Date: 2019
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