2013/19 LEM Working Paper Series

Migration and Trade: A Complex-Network Approach

Giorgio Fagiolo, Marina Mastrorillo
International migration, International trade, Complex networks, Gravity model

  JEL Classifications
F10, F22

This paper explores the relationships between migration and trade using a complex-network approach. We show that: (i) both weighted and binary versions of the networks of international migration and trade are strongly correlated; (ii) such correlations can be mostly explained by country economic/demographic size and geographical distance; (iii) pairs of countries that are more central in the international-migration network trade more.
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