Further Analysis of the Zipf's Law: Does the Rank-Size Rule Really Exist?
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- Fungisai Nota & Shunfeng Song, 2008. "Further Analysis of the Zipf Law: Does the Rank-Size Rule Really Exist?," Working Papers 08-005, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics;University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics.
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KeywordsZipf's law; Rank-size rule; Rolling sample method;
- C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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- NEP-URE-2007-12-01 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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