# How structurally stable are global socioeconomic systems?

@article{Saavedra2014HowSS, title={How structurally stable are global socioeconomic systems?}, author={Serguei Saavedra and Rudolf P. Rohr and Luis J. Gilarranz and Jordi Bascompte}, journal={Journal of The Royal Society Interface}, year={2014}, volume={11} }

The stability analysis of socioeconomic systems has been centred on answering whether small perturbations when a system is in a given quantitative state will push the system permanently to a different quantitative state. However, typically the quantitative state of socioeconomic systems is subject to constant change. Therefore, a key stability question that has been under-investigated is how strongly the conditions of a system itself can change before the system moves to a qualitatively…

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