Network Structure of Inter-Industry Flows

J. McNerney, B.D. Fath, G.P. Silverberg

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Abstract

We study the structure of inter-industry relationships using networks of money flows between industries in 45 national economies. We find these networks vary around a typical structure characterized by a Weibull link weight distribution, exponential industry size distribution, and a common community structure. The community structure is hierarchical, with the top level of the hierarchy comprising five industry communities: food industries, chemical industries, manufacturing industries, service industries, and extraction industries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6427-6441
Number of pages15
JournalPhysica A-statistical Mechanics and Its Applications
Volume392
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Industrial network
  • Input/output table
  • Money flows
  • National accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • DISTRIBUTIONS
  • EVOLUTION
  • VARIETY
  • WEIBULL

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