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Unravelling the complexities of sanctions

Shamsi, Javad (2023) Unravelling the complexities of sanctions. VoxEU (14 Nov 2023). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Sanctions have become a linchpin of foreign policy. But as they have grown more complex, understanding their true impact on targeted economies has become increasingly difficult, and evidence of their firm-level effects is scant. Using transcripts from the annual meetings of Iranian public firms, this column explores the nature of multifaceted sanctions. While they are economically hurtful, these sanctions often fail to affect the interests of political elites. The complexity of such sanctions raises questions about their nature as precise tools capable of targeting specific entities to achieve distinct policy objectives.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://cepr.org/voxeu
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2023 16:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:53
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/120743

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