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Title: Historical urban growth in Europe (1300–1800)
Author: González-Val, Rafael
Keywords: Economia matemàtica
Riquesa
Història de l'urbanisme
Mathematical econòmics
Wealth
History of city Planning
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Institut d’Economia de Barcelona
Series/Report no: [WP E-IEB16/08]
Abstract: This paper analyses the evolution of the European urban system from a long-term perspective (from 1300 to 1800) considering the historical data set of Bairoch et al. (1988). Using the method recently proposed by Clauset et al. (2009), a Pareto-type city size distribution (power law) is rejected from 1300 to 1600. A power law is a plausible model for the city size distribution only in 1700 and 1800, although the log-normal distribution is another plausible alternative model that we cannot reject. Moreover, random growth of cities is rejected using parametric and non-parametric methods. The results reveal a clear pattern of convergent growth in all periods.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ieb.ub.edu/2012022157/ieb/ultimes-publicacions
It is part of: IEB Working Paper 2016/08
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/112721
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