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Econophysics

(Unintended) Consequences of export restrictions on medical goods during the Covid-19 pandemic

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic led several governments to impose restrictions on the export of medical supplies. Despite being at odds with the canonical prescriptions of the economic theory, non-cooperative measures of this kind remain …

Insights into countries’ exposure and vulnerability to food trade shocks from network-based simulations

In the context of a global food system, the dynamics associated to international food trade have become key determinants of food security. In this paper, we resort to a diffusion model to simulate how shocks to domestic food production propagate …