Giesen, Kristian:
Zipf's law for cities and the double Pareto lognormal distribution
Duisburg, Essen, 2012
Dissertation2012Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Mercator School of Management - Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaftslehre
Titel:
Zipf's law for cities and the double Pareto lognormal distribution
Autor(in):
Giesen, KristianLSF
Erscheinungsort
Duisburg, Essen
Erscheinungsjahr
2012
Umfang
V, 96 Bl.
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URN:
Signatur der UB
Notiz:
Duisburg, Essen, Univ., Diss., 2012

Abstract:

This dissertation concentrates on the size distribution of cities. From an empirical perspective, it is shown that Zipf's law for cities holds for the upper tail of the distribution and that the overall distribution is the Double-Pareto-Lognormal distribution. From a theoretical perspective, the dissertation builds a dynamic general equilibrium model of random urban growth with endogenous city formation, which explains the empirical finding of a Double-Pareto-Lognormal city size distribution.