Weak links in supply chains are weaponised

An article in Nature magazine this week notes that weak links in finance and supply chains can be easily weaponised. It quotes the paper Prof. Vasco Carvalho, Prof. Matthew Elliot & John Spray, Supply Chain Bottlenecks in a Pandemic.

The paper uses economic models to test networks’ robustness to external shocks or attacks

Read the full article on the Nature site

See the COVID-19 Economic Research special feature page to read the initial research

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Figure 1: Example of supply chain with two bottlenecks