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Power laws, discontinuities and regional city size distributions

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  • Garmestani, Ahjond S.
  • Allen, Craig R.
  • Gallagher, Colin M.
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    Volume (Year): 68 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 209-216

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    1. Jorge H. García & Ahjond S. Garmestani, 2011. "Threshold transitions in a regional urban system," VNIVERSITAS ECONÓMICA 008300, UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA - BOGOTÁ.
    2. Valente J. Matlaba & Mark Holmes & Philip McCann & Jacques Poot, 2011. "A Century of the Evolution of the Urban System in Brazil," Working Papers in Economics 11/12, University of Waikato, Department of Economics.
    3. Rafael GONZÀLEZ-VAL, 2012. "Zipf’S Law: Main Issues In Empirical Work," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 36, pages 147-164.
    4. Rafael Gonzalez-Val & Luis Lanaspa, 2013. "Patterns in US Urban Growth (1790?2000)," ERSA conference papers ersa13p254, European Regional Science Association.
    5. Tarsha EASON & Ahjond S. GARMESTANI, 2012. "Cross-Scale Dynamics Of A Regional Urban System Through Time," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 36, pages 55-77.

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