Epidemic Networks

Lars Boerner, Battista Severgnini

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Abstrakt

This paper examines the spatial and temporal determinants of epidemic contagions among urban centers. Based on the observations of the time of the outbreak of the Black Death (1346-51) and the characteristics of social-trade networks in Mediterranean and European cities, we first document that the contagion happened along trade routes. Second, we find that the time of the spread of the disease can be explained by geographical and institutional variables typically considered in gravity models. Furthermore, an analysis based on network theory shows the relevance of diffusion centrality of urban centers during the spread of the contagion.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2021
StatusUdgivet - 2021
BegivenhedASSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting - , WWW
Varighed: 3 jan. 20215 jan. 2021
https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2021

Konference

KonferenceASSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
Land/OmrådeWWW
Periode03/01/202105/01/2021
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