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Identification of Social Interactions
While interest in social determinants of individual behavior has led to a rich theoretical literature and many efforts to measure these influences, a mature “social econometrics” has yet to emerge.Expand
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The Evolution of City Size Distributions
We review the accumulated knowledge on city size distributions and determinants of urban growth. This topic is of interest because of a number of key stylized facts, including notably Zipf’s law forExpand
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A Model of Housing Tenure Choice
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Job Information Networks, Neighborhood Effects, and Inequality
This paper explores the theoretical and empirical literature to examine the use by different social groups of informal sources of information provided by friends, relatives, and acquaintances duringExpand
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Zipf’s law for cities : an empirical examination
We use data for metro areas in the United States, from the US Census for 1900 - 1990, to test the validity of Zipf's Law for cities. Previous investigations are restricted to regressions of log sizeExpand
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House Price Dynamics: An International Empirical Perspective
The paper compares the dynamics of housing prices in fifteen OECD countries. The data reveal a remarkable degree of similarity across countries and suggest rich dynamics for the first-differencedExpand
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US city size distribution: Robustly Pareto, but only in the tail
We establish empirically using three different definitions of US cities that the upper tail obeys a Pareto law and not a lognormal distribution. We emphasize estimation of a switching point betweenExpand
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Spatial interactions among U.S. cities: 1900–1990
Abstract 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 measuresExpand
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Spatial evolution of the US urban system
We test implications of economic geography models for location, size and growth of cities with US Census data for 1900 u 1990. Our tests involve non-parametric estimations of stochastic kernels forExpand
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Neighbourhood effects and housing demand
In this paper, we estimate a model of housing demand with neighbourhood effects. We exploit special features of the national sample of the American Housing Survey and properties of housing marketsExpand
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