Political influence and trade uncertainty: Evidence from sanction threats and impositions

Seung Hoon Lee, Yong Suk Lee

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Abstract

This paper examines how uncertainty arising from sanction threats impacts international trade. By separately examining the threat stages of sanctions to the actual imposition of sanctions, we distinguish the impact of political uncertainty on trade from that of actual trade disruption. We find that US sanction threats significantly reduce US bilateral trade with target countries. The effect is larger when the target is a nondemocratic state and when sanctions are politically motivated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
JournalEconomics Bulletin
Volume38
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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