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Locating Economic Concentration

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  • Jeroen Hinloopen

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    (Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

  • Charles van Marrewijk

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    (Faculty of Economics, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

Abstract

We analyze the distribution of economic activity across space for different types of activity and different levels of aggregation. Not only is this distribution highly uneven (independently of the type of activity and level of aggregation), it is also remarkably regular regarding its size distribution (rank-size rule or Zipf’s Law) and regarding its interaction (gravity equation).

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 04-066/2.

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Date of creation: 09 Jun 2004
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20040066

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Keywords: economic activity; distribution; rank-size rule; Zipf’s Law; and gravity equation;

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  1. Christ, Julian P., 2010. "Geographic concentration and spatial inequality: Two decades of EPO patenting at the level of European micro regions," Violette Reihe Arbeitspapiere 32/2010, Promotionsschwerpunkt "Globalisierung und Beschaeftigung".

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