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Stock fluctuations are correlated and amplified across networks of interlocking directorates

Saavedra, Serguei ; Gilarranz, Luis J ; Rohr, Rudolf P. ; Schnabel, Michael ; Uzzi, Brian ; Bascompte, Jordi

In: EPJ Data Science, 2014, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 30

Traded corporations are required by law to have a majority of outside directors on their board. This requirement allows the existence of directors who sit on the board of two or more corporations at the same time, generating what is commonly known as interlocking directorates. While research has shown that networks of interlocking directorates facilitate the transmission of information between...

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How structurally stable are global socioeconomic systems?

Saavedra, Serguei ; Rohr, Rudolf P ; Gilarranz, Luis J ; Bascompte, Jordi

In: Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2014, vol. 11, no. 100, p. 20140693

The stability analysis of socioeconomic systems has been centred on answering whether small perturbations when a system is in a given quantitative state will push the system permanently to a different quantitative state. However, typically the quantitative state of socioeconomic systems is subject to constant change. Therefore, a key stability question that has been under-investigated is how...