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Network Subgraphs of the heterogeneous Chinese credit system


  • Yingli Wang
  • Qingpeng Zhang
  • Xiaoguang Yang


In this study, we investigate the evolution of Chinese guarantee networks from the angle of sub-patterns. First, we find that the mutual, 2-out-stars and triangle sub-patterns are motifs in 2- and 3-node subgraphs. Considering the heterogeneous financial characteristics of nodes, we find that small firms tend to form a mutual guarantee relationship and large firms are likely to be the guarantors in 2-out-stars sub-patterns.

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  • Yingli Wang & Qingpeng Zhang & Xiaoguang Yang, 2018. "Network Subgraphs of the heterogeneous Chinese credit system," Papers 1806.04351,, revised Dec 2019.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1806.04351

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