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Volume 18 Number 3: pp. 564-584

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flowbca: A flow-based cluster algorithm in Stata

Jordy Meekes
Utrecht University
Utrecht University School of Economics
Utrecht, The Netherlands,
University of Melbourne
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Melbourne, Australia,
and IZA, Bonn, Germany
Wolter H. J. Hassink
Utrecht University
Utrecht University School of Economics
Utrecht, The Netherlands
and IZA, Bonn, Germany
Abstract.  In this article, we introduce the Stata implementation of a flow-based cluster algorithm, flowbca, written in Mata. The main purpose of flowbca is to identify clusters based on relational data of flows. We illustrate the command by providing multiple examples of applications from the research fields of economic geography, industrial input–output analysis, and social network analysis.
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