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Are Covid-19 Cases Independent of the City Sizes?

Yigit Aydogan

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this paper it is shown that more crowded cities did not exacerbate the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports from Turkey constitutes evidence that the Gibrat’s Law holds and the infection grows among population in proportion to the city sizes. Covid-19 cases are lognormally distributed throughout the country. While the 0-19 age group of the society is associated with a negative impact on the reported cases, 40-59 group has the most additive effect. Distribution of the reported deaths from Covid-19 does not grow in proportion to the city size, and may well be approximated by both exponential and normal distributions.

Keywords: Covid-19; Gibrat’s Law; Law of the Proportionate Effect; City Size Distribution. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 D01 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-04-09
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