Dynamic Evolution of the U.S. City Size Distribution.

Ioannides, Yannis Menelaos.
Dobkins, Linda Harris.

We present a model of city size distributions that emphasizes the importance of human capital accumulation. We then use it to explore the evolution of city size distributions in the United States by means of a newly constructed data set. The data are from the U.S. Census and cover metropolitan areas from 1900 to 1990. We examine in some detail the dynamics in the evolution, using both a variety of... read more

Cities and towns--United States--Growth--Mathematical models.
Urbanization--United States--Mathematical models.
Urban economics--Mathematical models.
United States.
Tufts University. Department of Economics.
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Dobkins, Linda Harris and Yannis M. Ioannides. 2001. "Dynamic Evolution of the U.S. City Size Distribution." In The Economics of Cities, edited by J.Huriot and J. Thisse, 217-260. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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