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Volume 2017, Article ID 9781890, 7 pages
Research Article

Multiplex Networks of the Guarantee Market: Evidence from China

School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Shihang Wen; moc.liamg@oaynahznew

Received 9 May 2017; Accepted 11 June 2017; Published 9 July 2017

Academic Editor: Benjamin M. Tabak

Copyright © 2017 Shouwei Li and Shihang Wen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We investigate a multiplex network of the guarantee market with three layers corresponding to different types of guarantee relationships in China. We find that three single-layer networks all have the scale-free property and are of disassortative nature. A single-layer network is not quite representative of another single-layer network. The result of the betweenness centrality shows that central companies in one layer are not necessarily central in another layer. And the eigenvector centrality has the same result of the betweenness centrality except the top central company.