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La Croissance Urbaine Chinoise Reconsidérée

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  • Michel DIMOU

    ()
    (CERESUR, Université de La Réunion)

  • Alexandra SCHAFFAR

    ()
    (LEAD, Université du Sud Toulon-Var)

  • Zhihong CHEN

    ()
    (University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China)

  • Shihe FU

    ()
    (Research Institute of Economics and Management, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China)

Abstract

Over the last decade, many researchers have focused on the study of different urban hierarchies and their evolution over time. These studies may or may not confirm Zipf’s law and emphasize the characteristics of urban growth. The question is then whether urban growth depends upon city-size or not, which is a main issue in modern regional economics. Using data on Chinese cities for the period 1960-2000, this paper aims to provide some answers to this question which has led to a recent passionate debate between the random growth theories and the endogenous growth theories.

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Article provided by Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var in its journal Région et Développement.

Volume (Year): 27 (2008)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 109-131

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Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:27:y:2008:p:109-131

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Keywords: CROISSANCE URBAINE; HIÉRARCHIES URBAINES; LOI DE ZIPF; URBANISATION CHINOISE; AGGLOMÉRATION; LOI DE GIBRAT;

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