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The concept of market components and the spatial organization of periodic markets


  • J R Brown
  • M E Harvey


This paper develops the concept of market components and discusses the potential advantages of such a concept for studying different market systems including periodic and permanent markets. The assignment algorithm and the bottleneck assignment algorithm are modified and used to test this concept; the data employed are for periodic market systems in Southern Morocco.

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  • J R Brown & M E Harvey, 1977. "The concept of market components and the spatial organization of periodic markets," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 9(11), pages 1259-1280, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:9:y:1977:i:11:p:1259-1280

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