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dc.contributor.authorNitsch, Volkeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-27T16:12:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-27T16:12:31Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49914-
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.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aFreie Univ., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss. |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSchool of Business & Economics Discussion Paper: Economics |x2004/16en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelR15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordZipf's lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordsize distribution of citiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordrank size ruleen_US
dc.subject.keywordmeta-analysisen_US
dc.titleZipf zippeden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn668835885en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fubsbe:200416-

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