Zipf's Law for cities: a cross-country investigation

This paper assesses the empirical validity of Zipf's Law for cities, using new data on 73 countries and two estimation methods—OLS and the Hill estimator. With either estimator, we reject Zipf's Law far more often than we would expect based on random chance; for 53 out of 73 countries usin...

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Volume: 35
Main Author: Soo, Kwok Tong
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: AMSTERDAM Elsevier B.V 2005
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Elsevier
published in: Regional science and urban economics Vol. 35; no. 3; pp. 239 - 263
ORCID: 0000-0002-2960-3097
Data of publication: 2005
ISSN: 0166-0462
1879-2308
EISSN: 1879-2308
Discipline: Economics
Sociology & Social History
Series: Regional Science and Urban Economics
Subjects:
C16
R12
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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