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A New Metrics for Countries' Fitness and Products' Complexity

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, October 2012
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Title
A New Metrics for Countries' Fitness and Products' Complexity
Published in
Scientific Reports, October 2012
DOI 10.1038/srep00723
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Authors

Andrea Tacchella, Matthieu Cristelli, Guido Caldarelli, Andrea Gabrielli, Luciano Pietronero

Abstract

Classical economic theories prescribe specialization of countries industrial production. Inspection of the country databases of exported products shows that this is not the case: successful countries are extremely diversified, in analogy with biosystems evolving in a competitive dynamical environment. The challenge is assessing quantitatively the non-monetary competitive advantage of diversification which represents the hidden potential for development and growth. Here we develop a new statistical approach based on coupled non-linear maps, whose fixed point defines a new metrics for the country Fitness and product Complexity. We show that a non-linear iteration is necessary to bound the complexity of products by the fitness of the less competitive countries exporting them. We show that, given the paradigm of economic complexity, the correct and simplest approach to measure the competitiveness of countries is the one presented in this work. Furthermore our metrics appears to be economically well-grounded.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 3 2%
Italy 3 2%
Switzerland 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 109 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 33%
Researcher 28 22%
Student > Master 15 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 6%
Other 25 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 30 24%
Physics and Astronomy 28 22%
Unspecified 13 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 12 10%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Other 33 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 38. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2018.
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#359,149
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#4,141
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#2,952
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#17
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