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Power laws, discontinuities and regional city size distributions

  • Garmestani, Ahjond S.
  • Allen, Craig R.
  • Gallagher, Colin M.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

    Volume (Year): 68 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 209-216

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