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Capital Cities: When Do They Stop Growing?

Dascher, Kristof


This article is an attempt to explain a capital city's size. We assume away explanations such as exploitation of the capital city's hinterland. Instead, we emphasise the role of the localisation of government activity (i.e., administration or legislation) in the capital city for both the capital city economy and the hinterland economy. We assume in the model that larger regions benefit from ...


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