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dc.contributor.authorNitsch, Volkeren_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I provide a quantitative review of the empirical literature on Zipf's law for cities; the meta-analysis combines 515 estimates from 29 studies. I find that the combined estimate of the Zipf coefficient is significantly larger than 1.0. This finding implies that cities are on average more evenly distributed than suggested by (a strict interpretation of) Zipf's law. I also identify several features that account for differences across the individual point estimates.en_US
dc.publisherFreie Univ., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss. Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Business & Economics Discussion Paper: Economics 2004/16en_US
dc.subject.keywordZipf's lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordsize distribution of citiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordrank size ruleen_US
dc.titleZipf zippeden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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