Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110756
Authors: 
Schmidheiny, Kurt
Suedekum, Jens
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9020
Abstract: 
We analyze the first data set on consistently defined functional urban areas in Europe and compare the European to the US urban system. City sizes in Europe do not follow a power law: the largest cities are "too small" to follow Zipf's law.
Subjects: 
functional urban areas
Zipf's law
city size distributions
urban systems
JEL: 
R11
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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