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The dynamics of the world trade web

Grant number: 14/02946-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 15, 2014
Effective date (End): April 14, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Francisco Aparecido Rodrigues
Grantee:Livia Akemi Hotta
Supervisor abroad: Celso Grebogi
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Aberdeen, Scotland  
Associated to the scholarship:13/11997-6 - Analysis of the structure of world trade, BP.IC

Abstract

In this project, we propose the analysis of the World Trade Web by concepts and methods of non-linear dynamics and chaos. Tipping points will be identified and related to historical events, such as the creation of trade blocks, or international crisis. Financial crisis will be studies in terms of synchronization models. Methods to control the effect of financial crisis in different countries will also be developed. These investigations complement the initial project developed in the first six months of the undergraduate studies. (AU)