Spatial interactions among U.S. cities: 1900-1990.

Ioannides, Yannis Menelaos.
Dobkins, Linda Harris.

We test implications of economic geography by exploring spatial interactions among U.S. cities. We use a data set consisting of 1900-1990 metro area populations, and spatial measures including distance from the nearest larger city in a higher- tier, adjacency, and location within U.S. regions. We also date cities from their time of settlement. We find that among cities which enter the system, larg... read more

Economic geography.
Urban economics.
Cities and towns--United States--Growth.
Space in economics.
Urbanization--United States.
United States.
Tufts University. Department of Economics.
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Dobkins, Linda Harris and Yannis M. Ioannides. 2001. "Spatial interactions among U.S. cities: 1900-1990." Regional Science and Urban Economics 31(6): 701-731. doi:10.1016/S0166-0462(01)00067-9.
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