The “ pattern approach ” to world trade structures and their dynamics

  title={The “ pattern approach ” to world trade structures and their dynamics},
  author={Valentino Piana},
  • Valentino Piana
  • Published 2006
A new way to get the most out of world trade data produces the following results: a graph of the world hierarchical structure, revealing the balance of strength among countries; a clear-cut definition of “core”, “periphery”, and “semi-periphery”, much in line with World Systems orientation; a conducive environment for further “value chain analyses”; the perspective of original policy tools. The simple methodology proposed in the paper establishes 16 different patterns of bilateral relationships… CONTINUE READING

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