Bones, Bombs and Break Points: The Geography of Economic Activity

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Donald R. Davis; David E. Weinstein;
  • Journal: American Economic Review,volume 92,issue 5 December,pages1,269-1,289
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1257/000282802762024502
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We consider the distribution of economic activity within a country in light of three leading theories - increasing returns, random growth, and locational fundamentals. To do so, we examine the distribution of regional population in Japan from the Stone Age to the modern... View more
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