Inferring Macroeconomic Complexity from Country-Product Network Data

@inproceedings{CesarAHidalgo2010InferringMC,
  title={Inferring Macroeconomic Complexity from Country-Product Network Data},
  author={R. CesarA.Hidalgo and Ricardo Hausmann},
  booktitle={AAAI Spring Symposium: Artificial Intelligence for Development},
  year={2010}
}
We present a simple method to infer the relative number of non-tradable inputs available in a country from trade data connecting countries to the products they export. We show that countries approaches over the long run a level of income that is determined by the diversity of inputs available in the country, as approximated by the measures introduced here.