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On the parametric description of log-growth rates of cities’ sizes of four European countries and the USA

Till Massing, Miguel Puente-Ajovin () and Arturo Ramos

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2020, vol. 551, issue C

Abstract: We have studied the parametric description of the distribution of the log-growth rates of the sizes of cities of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA. We have considered several parametric distributions well known in the literature as well as some others recently introduced. There are some models that provide similar excellent performance, for all studied samples. The normal distribution is not the one observed empirically.

Keywords: Urban log-growth rate distribution; Exponential distribution; Exponential generalized beta 2 distribution; Student’s t distribution; Mixture distributions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2020.124587

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