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Pathways towards instability in financial networks

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, February 2017
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5 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
107 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages

Citations

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110 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Pathways towards instability in financial networks
Published in
Nature Communications, February 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms14416
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marco Bardoscia, Stefano Battiston, Fabio Caccioli, Guido Caldarelli

Abstract

Following the financial crisis of 2007-2008, a deep analogy between the origins of instability in financial systems and complex ecosystems has been pointed out: in both cases, topological features of network structures influence how easily distress can spread within the system. However, in financial network models, the details of how financial institutions interact typically play a decisive role, and a general understanding of precisely how network topology creates instability remains lacking. Here we show how processes that are widely believed to stabilize the financial system, that is, market integration and diversification, can actually drive it towards instability, as they contribute to create cyclical structures which tend to amplify financial distress, thereby undermining systemic stability and making large crises more likely. This result holds irrespective of the details of how institutions interact, showing that policy-relevant analysis of the factors affecting financial stability can be carried out while abstracting away from such details.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Finland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Taiwan 1 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 102 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 27%
Researcher 23 21%
Unspecified 11 10%
Other 11 10%
Student > Master 9 8%
Other 26 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 22 20%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 20 18%
Physics and Astronomy 15 14%
Computer Science 12 11%
Mathematics 8 7%
Other 33 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 115. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 January 2019.
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#124,114
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#2,149
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#4,648
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#29
of 247 outputs
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