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The International Trade Network

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  • K. Bhattacharya
  • G. Mukherjee
  • S. S. Manna

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Bilateral trade relationships in the international level between pairs of countries in the world give rise to the notion of the International Trade Network (ITN). This network has attracted the attention of network researchers as it serves as an excellent example of the weighted networks, the link weight being defined as a measure of the volume of trade between two countries. In this paper we analyzed the international trade data for 53 years and studied in detail the variations of different network related quantities associated with the ITN. Our observation is that the ITN has also a scale invariant structure like many other real-world networks.

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  • K. Bhattacharya & G. Mukherjee & S. S. Manna, 2007. "The International Trade Network," Papers 0707.4347, arXiv.org.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:0707.4347
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    1. Giorgio Fagiolo, 2010. "The international-trade network: gravity equations and topological properties," Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Springer;Society for Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents, vol. 5(1), pages 1-25, June.
    2. João Amador & Sónia Cabral, 2017. "Networks of Value-added Trade," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 40(7), pages 1291-1313, July.
    3. Kırer, Hale & Çırpıcı, Yasemin & Eren, Ercan, 2013. "Complex Networks Analysis of European International Trade: An Agent-Based Model," EY International Congress on Economics I (EYC2013), October 24-25, 2013, Ankara, Turkey 243, Ekonomik Yaklasim Association.
    4. Barigozzi, Matteo & Fagiolo, Giorgio & Mangioni, Giuseppe, 2011. "Identifying the community structure of the international-trade multi-network," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 390(11), pages 2051-2066.
    5. repec:eee:forpol:v:86:y:2018:i:c:p:45-66 is not listed on IDEAS

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