Spatial Evolution of the US Urban System.

Ioannides, Yannis Menelaos.

Overman, Henry G.


  • We test implications of economic geography models for location, size and growth of cities with US Census data for 1900 - 1990. Our tests involve non-parametric estimations of stochastic kernels for the distributions of city sizes and growth rates, conditional on various measures of market potential and on features of neighbors. We show that while these relationships change during the twentieth ... read more
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  • Ioannides, Yannis M. and Henry G. Overman. 2003. "Spatial evolution of the US urban system." Journal of Economic Geography 4(2): 131-156. doi: 10.1093/jeg/4.2.131.
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