Self-organizing Urban Hierarchy ∗

  title={Self-organizing Urban Hierarchy ∗},
  author={Takatoshi Tabuchi and Jacques-François Thisse},
Casual observation shows that cities differ by their size as well as by the various types of economic activities which they carry on. In this respect, what is probably the most striking feature of the space-economy is that cities form a hierarchical system exhibiting some regularity in terms of both their size and the array of goods they supply (Henderson, 1988). Another empirical regularity is that cities having the same size are more or less evenly distributed across places (Marshall, 1989… CONTINUE READING


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