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Growth with Time Zone Differences

  • Toru Kikuchi

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

  • Sugata Marjit

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    (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India.)

We propose a two-country growth model of intermediate businessservices trade that captures the role of time zone differences. It is shown that a time-saving improvement in intermediate businessservices trade involving production in different time zones can have a permanent impact on productivity.

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Paper provided by Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University in its series Discussion Papers with number 0920.

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Length: 17pages
Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Handle: RePEc:koe:wpaper:0920
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