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Does Gibrat’s law for cities hold when location counts?

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  • Boris Portnov

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  • Ben Reiser

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  • Moshe Schwartz

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    Volume (Year): 48 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 151-178

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    1. 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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