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A simple model of service trade with time zone differences

  • Kikuchi, Toru
  • Iwasa, Kazumichi

This note proposes a two-country model of service trade that captures the role of time zone differences as a determinant of trade patterns. It is shown that the utilization of communication networks induces dramatic change in industrial structure due to firms taking advantage of time zone differences.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Economics & Finance.

Volume (Year): 19 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 75-80

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Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:19:y:2010:i:1:p:75-80
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