Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Data Science and Complex NetworksReal Case Studies with Python$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Guido Caldarelli and Alessandro Chessa

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199639601

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639601.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 October 2019

International Trade Networks and World Trade Web

International Trade Networks and World Trade Web

(p.26) 2 International Trade Networks and World Trade Web
Data Science and Complex Networks

Guido Caldarelli

Alessandro Chessa

Oxford University Press

Trade is another system that can be described by means of a network, defining the vertices as the different countries and the directed edges as the trade exchange in a specific year. The set of commercial transactions between different countries (import and export of the various goods) is recorded and many cured datasets are available. In this chapter we will use the COMTRADE dataset which is openly accessible as a United Nations service from its Statistical Division. Starting from this dataset the World Trade Web is built up and some network measures are computed, such as the reciprocity in the imports/exports between two countries and the assortativity. From the product/country connections a bipartite network is constructed and Balassa’s “revealed comparative advantage” is defined.

Keywords:   trade, COMTRADE, reciprocity, assortativity, bipartite network, Balassa’s RCA

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .