Corpus ID: 154694735

The Sizes and Types of Cities

@article{Henderson1972TheSA,
  title={The Sizes and Types of Cities},
  author={J. Henderson},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
  year={1972},
  volume={64},
  pages={640-656}
}
  • J. Henderson
  • Published 1972
  • Economics
  • The American Economic Review
This paper presents a simple general equilibrium model of an economy where production and consumption occur in cities. The paper focuses on the different sizes and types of cities generated by market forces and whether these market forces generate optimally size cities. Before the model is presented, four complex questions are naively answered, revealing the most basic concepts underlying the paper and intellectual debts to the existing literature. First the model of a single city is presented… Expand
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