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La croissance urbaine chinoise reconsidérée

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  • Michel Dimou

    () (PIMENT - Physique et Ingénierie Mathématique pour l'Énergie, l'environnemeNt et le bâtimenT - Université de la Réunion)

  • Alexandra Schaffar

    () (PIMENT - Physique et Ingénierie Mathématique pour l'Énergie, l'environnemeNt et le bâtimenT - Université de la Réunion)

  • Zhihong Chen
  • Shihe Fu

Abstract

Over the last decade, many researchers have focused on the study of different urban hierarchies and their evolution over time. These studies may or may not confirm Zipf’s law and emphasize the characteristics of urban growth. The question is then whether urban growth depends upon city-size or not, which is a main issue in modern regional economics. Using data on Chinese cities for the period 1960-2000, this paper aims to provide some answers to this question which has led to a recent passionate debate between the random growth theories and the endogenous growth theories.
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  • Michel Dimou & Alexandra Schaffar & Zhihong Chen & Shihe Fu, 2008. "La croissance urbaine chinoise reconsidérée," Post-Print hal-01298846, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01298846
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    1. Alexandra SCHAFFAR & Sotiris PAVLEAS, 2014. "The Evolution Of The Greek Urban Centers: 1951-2011," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 39, pages 87-104.

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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)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • N95 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Asia including Middle East
    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods

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