SITE Brown Bag Seminar with Michele Valsecchi
To Russia with Love: How Sanctions affect Elections. Michele Valsecchi, Assistant Professor, New Economic School.
2018-09-25 at 12:00
2018-09-25 at 13:00
SITE Library, SSE, Bertil Ohlins Gata 5, 9th fl.
Michele Valsecchi is an Assistant Professor at the New Economic School (NES) in Moscow. His research focuses on Development Economics and Political Economy with focus on political institutions, economic institutions, corruption, ethnic diversity, natural resources and migration.
On September 25, Valsecchi will be presenting his research "To Russia with Love: How Sanctions affect Elections".
The primary goal of sanctions is to "discipline" governments of targeted countries. They were widely used in the past and they are used today. However, little is known about their effect. In this paper we take advantage of the sanctions that EU and partner countries implemented on Russia in 2014 (and the embargo that Russia responded with), together with heterogeneity in trade losses across Russia, to estimate the effect of the sanctions on political behavior in sanctioned countries. Preliminary results suggest that sanctions might have highly unintended effects.
To learn more about Michele Valsecchi, visit his website.