Hierarchy Models of City Size: An Economic Evaluation
AbstractIn this paper, the Losch-Beckmann hierarchy model of city size is evaluated in terms of its economic content and consistency. It is shown that the model violates basic economic principles. Consequently, an alternative framework is outlined, and for a simple example the properties of the model are examined.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 76.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Mar 1972
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