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Is the Zipf law spurious in explaining city-size distributions?

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  • Gan, Li
  • Li, Dong
  • Song, Shunfeng

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 92 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 256-262

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:92:y:2006:i:2:p:256-262

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  1. Rosen, Kenneth T. & Resnick, Mitchel, 1980. "The size distribution of cities: An examination of the Pareto law and primacy," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 8(2), pages 165-186, September.
  2. Xavier Gabaix, 1999. "Zipf'S Law For Cities: An Explanation," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 114(3), pages 739-767, August.
  3. Peter C.B. Phillips, 1985. "Understanding Spurious Regressions in Econometrics," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 757, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
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  1. Fungisai Nota & Shunfeng Song, 2007. "Further Analysis of the Zipf's Law: Does the Rank-Size Rule Really Exist?," Working Papers 07-006, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics & University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics.
  2. Boris Portnov, 2011. "Does Zipf’s law hold for primate cities? Some evidence from a discriminant analysis of world countries," Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 113-129, October.
  3. Chen, Zhihong & Fu, Shihe & Zhang, Dayong, 2010. "Searching for the parallel growth of cities," MPRA Paper 21528, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Alex Coad, 2009. "On the distribution of product price and quality," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 19(4), pages 589-604, August.
  5. P. Nijkamp & A. Reggiani, 2012. "Did Zipf Anticipate Socio-Economic Spatial Networks?," Working Papers wp816, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  6. Kristian GIESEN & Jens SÜDEKUM, 2012. "The French Overall City Size Distribution," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 36, pages 107-126.
  7. Michel DIMOU & Alexandra SCHAFFAR & Zhihong CHEN & Shihe FU, 2008. "La Croissance Urbaine Chinoise Reconsidérée," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 27, pages 109-131.

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