Strength of weak layers in cascading failures on multiplex networks: case of the international trade network

  title={Strength of weak layers in cascading failures on multiplex networks: case of the international trade network},
  author={Kyu-Min Lee and Kwang-Il Goh},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Many real-world complex systems across natural, social, and economical domains consist of manifold layers to form multiplex networks. The multiple network layers give rise to nonlinear effect for the emergent dynamics of systems. Especially, weak layers that can potentially play significant role in amplifying the vulnerability of multiplex networks might be shadowed in the aggregated single-layer network framework which indiscriminately accumulates all layers. Here we present a simple model of… 

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