NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Area and Population of Cities: New Insights from a Different Perspective on Cities

Hernán D. Rozenfeld, Diego Rybski, Xavier Gabaix, Hernán A. Makse

NBER Working Paper No. 15409
Issued in October 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

This work is supported by the NSF through grant SES-0624116 and DMS-0527518. We thank L.H. Dobkins and J. Eeckhout for providing the data on MSA and M. Batty for providing data on GB and useful discussions; C. Briscoe and R. Tumarkin for help with the manuscript; and S. Brakman, M. Davis, G. Duranton, H. Garretsen, E. Rossi-Hansberg, Y. Ioannides, P. Krugman, C. van Marrewijk, P.-D. Sarte and seminar participants at NYU, Princeton and the Richmond Fed for helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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