Sanctions

Chart of the Week: EU Officials and Economists Disagree Over Sanctioning Russian Natural Gas

EU economists are largely optimistic about the effects of sanctioning Russian natural gas, while EU officials are less keen.

How to Optimize Russian Sanctions

Q&A with authors of a new paper aids the understanding of the difference between targeted and comprehensive sanctions, as well as their...

Top Ukrainian Economist Asks West to Cut Off Russian Technology

Tymofiy Mylovanov, Ukraine’s former Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture and current president of the Kyiv School of Economics, appeared on...

Chart of the week: US Economists on a Total Russian Oil Ban

US economists surveyed by Chicago Booth's Initiative on Global Markets shows that most agree that a total ban on Russian oil imports...

Gabriel Zucman: “I’m a Bit Skeptical That Freezing the Assets of a Few Dozen Oligarchs Can Be Highly Effective”

60 percent of the wealth of Russia’s richest 0.01 percent are held offshore. UC Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman explains why blanket sanctions, of...

The Impact of Economic Sanctions on Russia

Normally, economic sanctions are largely a symbolic criticism of a country’s actions and nothing more. This time it’s different, but they will...

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