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The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations
TLDR
This study studies this network of relatedness between products, or “product space,” finding that more-sophisticated products are located in a densely connected core whereas less-sophile products occupy a less-connected periphery.
The building blocks of economic complexity
TLDR
It is shown that it is possible to quantify the complexity of a country's economy by characterizing the structure of this bipartite network in which countries are connected to the products they export, and that deviations from this relationship are predictive of future growth.
What you export matters
When local cost discovery generates knowledge spillovers, specialization patterns become partly indeterminate and the mix of goods that a country produces may have important implications for economic
Economic Development as Self-Discovery
In the presence of uncertainty about what a country can be good at producing, there can be great social value to discovering costs of domestic activities because such discoveries can be easily
The global gender gap report. 2010.
The Global Gender Gap Index was created with the specific purpose of being comparable across time. The 2010 Report aggregates five years of data and seeks to reveal country progress in a transparent
Growth Accelerations
Unlike most cross country growth analyses, we focus on turning points in growth performance. We look for instances of rapid acceleration in economic growth that are sustained for at least 8 years and
Structural Transformation and Patterns of Comparative Advantage in the Product Space
In this paper we examine the product space and its consequences for the process of structural transformation. We argue that the assets and capabilities needed to produce one good are imperfect
The Structure of the Product Space and the Evolution of Comparative Advantage
This paper establishes a robust stylized fact: changes in the revealed comparative advantage of nations are governed by the pattern of relatedness of products at the global level. As countries change
The network structure of economic output
Much of the analysis of economic growth has focused on the study of aggregate output. Here, we deviate from this tradition and look instead at the structure of output embodied in the network
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