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How the Taxonomy of Products Drives the Economic Development of Countries

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, December 2014
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Title
How the Taxonomy of Products Drives the Economic Development of Countries
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PLoS ONE, December 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0113770
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Authors

Andrea Zaccaria, Matthieu Cristelli, Andrea Tacchella, Luciano Pietronero

Abstract

We introduce an algorithm able to reconstruct the relevant network structure on which the time evolution of country-product bipartite networks takes place. The significant links are obtained by selecting the largest values of the projected matrix. We first perform a number of tests of this filtering procedure on synthetic cases and a toy model. Then we analyze the bipartite network constituted by countries and exported products, using two databases for a total of almost 50 years. It is then possible to build a hierarchically directed network, in which the taxonomy of products emerges in a natural way. We study the influence of the structure of this taxonomy network on countries' development; in particular, guided by an example taken from the industrialization of South Korea, we link the structure of the taxonomy network to the empirical temporal connections between product activations, finding that the most relevant edges for countries' development are the ones suggested by our network. These results suggest paths in the product space which are easier to achieve, and so can drive countries' policies in the industrialization process.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Belgium 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 35 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 23%
Researcher 9 23%
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Other 2 5%
Other 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 12 31%
Physics and Astronomy 6 15%
Engineering 4 10%
Unspecified 3 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 8%
Other 11 28%

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#5,563,388
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#49,844
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#82,853
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Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#979
of 2,396 outputs
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