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The Humanitarian Impact of Economic Sanctions

@inproceedings{Petrescu2009TheHI,
  title={The Humanitarian Impact of Economic Sanctions},
  author={Ioana Maria Petrescu},
  year={2009}
}
Economic sanctions have the reputation of harming the population in the sanctioned countries. In this paper, I investigate under what circumstances such harm occurs and what is its magnitude. I estimate the impact of in utero exposure to sanctions episodes on infant weight, child height, and child mortality. Using a large child level data set from 69 countries, I …nd that being exposed to sanctions leads to lower infant weight and higher probability of death before age three. I …nd negative e… 
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