內容簡介top The Atlas of Economic Complexity 簡介 Why do some countries grow and others do not? The authors of The Atlas ofEconomic Complexity offer readers an explanation based on "Economic Complexity," a measureof a society's productive knowledge. Prosperous societies are those that have the knowledge to makea larger variety of more complex products. The Atlas of Economic Complexityattempts to measure the amount of productive knowledge countries hold and how they can move toaccumulate more of it by making more complex products.Through the graphicalrepresentation of the "Product Space," the authors are able to identify each country's "adjacentpossible," or potential new products, making it easier to find paths to economic diversification andgrowth. In addition, they argue that a country's economic complexity and its position in the productspace are better predictors of economic growth than many other well-known development indicators,including measures of competitiveness, governance, finance, and schooling.Usinginnovative visualizations, the book locates each country in the product space, provides complexityand growth potential rankings for 128 countries, and offers individual country pages with detailedinformation about a country's current capabilities and its diversification options. The maps andvisualizations included in the Atlas can be used to find more viable paths to greater productiveknowledge and prosperity.