Hierarchy and spatial contagion: population in American cities between 1990 and 2010

E.A. Dobis, M.S. Delgado, R.J.G.M. Florax, P. Mulder

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Abstract

We use a spatial hierarchical regression model to isolate the effects of spatial contagion and urban hierarchy on population levels and apply this model to a unique dataset of American urban areas from 1990 to 2010 that includes all but the smallest rural communities. By disentangling the effects of urban hierarchy and spatial contagion on population levels, we find that large cities are characterized by urban agglomeration and spatial complementarity, while small cities are characterized by a greater degree of spatial complementarity and position in the urban hierarchy.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberlbz012
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Economic Geography
Volume2019
Issue number0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2019

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Dobis, E.A. ; Delgado, M.S. ; Florax, R.J.G.M. ; Mulder, P. / Hierarchy and spatial contagion : population in American cities between 1990 and 2010. In: Journal of Economic Geography. 2019 ; Vol. 2019, No. 0. pp. 1-22.
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Hierarchy and spatial contagion : population in American cities between 1990 and 2010. / Dobis, E.A.; Delgado, M.S.; Florax, R.J.G.M.; Mulder, P.

In: Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 2019, No. 0, lbz012, 14.06.2019, p. 1-22.

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