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Trade with Time Zone Differences: Factor Market Implications

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  • Kikuchi, Toru
  • Marjit, Sugata
  • Mandal, Biswajit

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The main purpose of this study is to illustrate, with a simple two-factor (skilled and unskilled labor) model, how a time-saving improvement in business-services trade benefitting from differences in time zones can have an impact on national factor markets. In doing so, we intend to capture the situation where the night-shift work in one country is replaced by the day-shift work in another country. In other words, we will show that, trade with time zone differences will result in shifts of the relative supplies and demands for skilled labor around the globe.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37931.

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Date of creation: 2011
Date of revision: 2012
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37931

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Keywords: Time Zone Differences; Trade in Business Services; Skilled and Unskilled Labor; Day-shift and Night-shift Work;

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  1. Biswajit Mandal & Sugata Marjit, 2012. "Capital inflow, vanishing sector and wage distribution in an economy with corruption related intermediation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(3), pages 2128-2135.

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