International Isolation and Regional Inequality: Evidence from Sanctions on North Korea

@article{Lee2017InternationalIA,
  title={International Isolation and Regional Inequality: Evidence from Sanctions on North Korea},
  author={Yong Suk Lee},
  journal={International Trade eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
  • Yong Suk Lee
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • International Trade eJournal
This paper examines how the spatial distribution of economic activity evolved within North Korea during a period of economic sanctions. Countries have used economic sanctions to isolate North Korea from the benefits of international trade and finance. China, however, has not imposed the sanctions, and consequentially has offset the trade restrictions imposed by other countries. I hypothesize three channels by which North Korea could have responded in this context: regional favoritism by the… Expand
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