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Economic Networks

M. Ángeles Serrano

International trade moves annually trillions of dollars and represents one of the main networks of interactions between countries in the world. Along economic size, geographic distance has been recognized to shape trade interactions but its importance is currently under scrutiny. The gravity theory of trade flows is directly related with the connection probability we use in our hidden metric space models. We plan to map the world trade web according not only to geographic location but to actual aggregated barriers to international trade in the world.

World Trade Atlas 1870-2013:

Relevant references

The hidden hyperbolic geometry of international trade: World Trade Atlas 1870–2013

Guillermo García-Pérez, Marián Boguñá, Antoine Allard, and M. Ángeles Serrano
Scientific Reports (2016)


The World Trade Web: Structure, evolution and modeling

M. Ángeles Serrano, Diego Garlaschelli, Marián Boguñá, Maria Loffredo


Phase transition in the globalization of trade

M. Ángeles Serrano
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment (2007)


Patterns of dominant flows in the world trade web

M. Ángeles Serrano, Marián Boguñá, Alessandro Vespignani
Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (2007)


Topology of the world trade web

M. Angeles Serrano, Marian Boguña,