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Power laws, discontinuities and regional city size distributions

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  • Garmestani, Ahjond S.
  • Allen, Craig R.
  • Gallagher, Colin M.

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  • Garmestani, Ahjond S. & Allen, Craig R. & Gallagher, Colin M., 2008. "Power laws, discontinuities and regional city size distributions," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 209-216, October.
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