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Economic Conflict Research

Berlin Economics analyses the economic effects of (geo-)political conflicts, including the consequences of economic sanctions.


Geopolitical conflicts often also have an economic dimension. Economic circumstances can be the cause or trigger for conflicts, and at the same time economic measures are sometimes used as conflict instruments.

Berlin Economics analyses inter alia the costs of economic sanctions on bilateral trade of the conflict parties, as well as on that of third parties.




Sanctions against Russian oil: An empirical assessment

Relying on empirical data, the impact of the EU’s oil import ban on the Russian economy is estimated.

Economic implications of the war in Ukraine on several countries

What is the impact of the war in Ukraine on several regional economies? Berlin Economics has assessed the implications within the GET project.