Impact of the 2017 sanctions on Venezuela: Revisiting the evidence

Summary Findings In a paper titled “Economic sanctions as collective punishment: The case of Venezuela” (Weisbrot and Sachs, 2019), the authors—henceforth referred to as WS—set out to assess the causal effects of the financial sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela in August 2017. The authors conclude that “sanctions reduced the public’s caloric intake, … Continue reading Impact of the 2017 sanctions on Venezuela: Revisiting the evidence