Research in the News
Professor Xavier Gabaix's research on Zipf's Law
— February 6, 2017
Excerpt from RealClearPolitics -- "Zipf’s Law itself is interesting and important, but the mechanics behind it are what really help explain the persistent split we see in mega-urban/rest-of-the-U.S. population. Harvard Professor Xavier Gabaix has written that Zipf’s Law will hold if every city, irrespective of its size, follows roughly the same random growth processes."