Central Place Theory
AbstractThis is a short dictionary entry. Central place theory is a descriptive theory of market area in a spatial context. Its definition, history, and relation to modern microeconomic theory are provided.
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Market Area; City Hierarchy; Hexagonal Structure; Spatial General Equilibrium Theory; Transport Cost; Increasing Returns to Scale;
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- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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