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Time Zones and Periodic Intra-Industry Trade


  • Kikuchi, Toru
  • Marjit, Sugata


An important source of trade with time zone differences is related to the “coincidence in time” aspect of service transactions. Trade across different time zones is gainful when fulfilling nighttime demand in one time zone by utilizing daytime supply in another time zone. This note emphasizes that, due to communications revolutions, new versions of periodic intra-industry trade based on the differences in time zones emerge.

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  • Kikuchi, Toru & Marjit, Sugata, 2010. "Time Zones and Periodic Intra-Industry Trade," MPRA Paper 24473, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24473

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    1. Elisabeth Christen, 2012. "Time zones matter: The impact of distance and time zones on services trade," Working Papers 2012-14, Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck.
    2. Mandal, Biswajit & Prasad, Alaka Shree & Bhattacharjee, Prasun, 2017. "A Review of Literature on Time Zone Difference and Trade," MPRA Paper 78779, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. repec:bla:worlde:v:40:y:2017:i:3:p:612-631 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Communications Nteworks; Time Zone Differences; Periodic Intra-Industry Trade;

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    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation

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