Productive Cities: Sorting, Selection, and Agglomeration

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serval:BIB_09A5F11E76FC
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Productive Cities: Sorting, Selection, and Agglomeration
Journal
Journal of Political Economy
Author(s)
Behrens K., Duranton G., Robert-Nicoud F.
ISSN
0022-3808
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
122
Number
3
Pages
507-553
Language
english
Abstract
Large cities produce more output per capita than small cities. This higher productivity may occur because more talented individuals sort into large cities, because large cities select more productive entrepreneurs and firms, or because of agglomeration economies. We develop a model of systems of cities that combines all three elements and suggests interesting complementarities between them. The model can replicate stylized facts about sorting, agglomeration, and selection in cities. It also generates Zipf's law for cities under empirically plausible parameter values. Finally, it provides a useful framework within which to reinterpret extant empirical evidence.
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