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Does Gibrat’s law for cities hold when location counts?

  • Boris Portnov


  • Ben Reiser


  • Moshe Schwartz


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    Volume (Year): 48 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 151-178

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:48:y:2012:i:1:p:151-178
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