Shrinking population and the urban hierarchy

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Kim, Ho Yeon;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) 
  • Journal: IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper,volume 360
  • Subject: Local economy | South Korea | Urban societies | Industry | JEL:R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; | Population | Economic geography | Population shrinkage | Central place theory | JEL:R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population | Rank-size rule | South Korea,Economic geography,Population,Urban societies,Local economy,Industry,Population shrinkage,Rank-size rule,Central place theory
    • jel: jel:R12 | jel:R23
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper examines whether population shrinkage leads to changes in the urban hierarchy in terms of relative sizes of cities and their functions onomic geography. We work backwards in a racetrack economy with eight cities in a long-run equilibrium. Initial distribution... View more
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