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World Trade model as multilayer networks

Grant number: 15/23516-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 22, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
Principal Investigator:Francisco Aparecido Rodrigues
Grantee:Ana Paula dos Reis Lima
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/21699-0 - The topological organization of the world trade web modeled as multilayer networks, BE.EP.IC


The theory of complex networks is an interdisciplinary research field, which is applied in several areas of science, such as sociology, biology, engineering and economics. In the case of the economy, it is possible to represent the world trade by considering the vertices as countries and interactions, as business transactions. In this project, we aim at building networks of global trade and consider methods and concepts of the theory of complex networks in order to characterize the topology of the network. We will model the world trade as multilayer networks and analyze how the transfer of goods between countries occurs. These studies should help in a better understanding of the structure and dynamics of world trade.

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