Zipf's law and influential factors of the Pareto exponent of the city size distribution: Evidence from China

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GAO Hongying; WU Kangping;
  • Journal: Frontiers of Economics in China, volume 2, issue 1 March, pages 137-115
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s11459-008-0006-8
  • Subject: rural China, precautionary motive, excess sensitivity, consumption insurance
    • jel: jel:D1 | jel:E2 | jel:O18 | jel:C2
    arxiv: Computer Science::Computers and Society

This paper estimates the Pareto exponent of the city size (population size and economy size) distribution, all provinces, and three regions in China in 1997, 2000 and 2003 by OLS, comparatively analyzes the Pareto exponent cross section and times, and empirically analyz... View more
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