AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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Inferring Macroeconomic Complexity from Country-Product Network Data
Cesar A Hidalgo, Ricardo Hausmann

Last modified: 2010-03-16

Abstract


We present a simple method to infer the relative numberof non-tradable inputs available in a country from tradedata connecting countries to the products they export.We show that countries approaches over the long run alevel of income that is determined by the diversity ofinputs available in the country, as approximated by themeasures introduced here.

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