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Migration and Trade: A Complex-Network Approach

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  • Giorgio Fagiolo
  • Marina Mastrorillo

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This paper explores the relationships between migration and trade using a complex-network approach. We show that: (i) both weighted and binary versions of the networks of international migration and trade are strongly correlated; (ii) such correlations can be mostly explained by country economic/demographic size and geographical distance; (iii) pairs of countries that are more central in the international-migration network trade more.

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  • Giorgio Fagiolo & Marina Mastrorillo, 2013. "Migration and Trade: A Complex-Network Approach," LEM Papers Series 2013/19, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
  • Handle: RePEc:ssa:lemwps:2013/19
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    1. Fagiolo, Giorgio & Santoni, Gianluca, 2015. "Human-mobility networks, country income, and labor productivity," Network Science, Cambridge University Press, vol. 3(03), pages 377-407, September.

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    International migration; International trade; Complex networks; Gravity model;

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