Gibrat's Law and Zipf’s Law are wrong. (VoxEU)
Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch, Stephen Redding, 3 January 2009
This column says that the two central stylised facts of population growth – Gibrat's Law and Zipf’s Law – are wrong. Analysis using new data that describe population patterns in both urban and rural areas suggests that populations experience a divide, as the dense grow and the sparse depopulate.
Full Article: Rethinking urbanisation
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