Community structure in the World Trade Network based on communicability distances

  title={Community structure in the World Trade Network based on communicability distances},
  author={Paolo Bartesaghi and Gian Paolo Clemente and Rosanna Grassi},
  journal={Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination},
In this paper, we investigate the mesoscale structure of the World Trade Network. In this framework, a specific role is assumed by short- and long-range interactions, and hence by any suitably defined network-based distance between countries. Therefore, we identify clusters through a new procedure that exploits Estrada communicability distance and the vibrational communicability distance, which turn out to be particularly suitable for catching the inner structure of the economic network. The… 

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