Corpus ID: 978685

Trading on Time Simeon Djankov

  title={Trading on Time Simeon Djankov},
  author={C. Freund and C. Pham},
  • C. Freund, C. Pham
  • Published 2008
  • We determine how time delays affect international trade, using newlycollected data on the days it takes to move standard cargo from the factory gate to the ship in 98 countries. We estimate a difference gravity equation that controls for remoteness, and find significant effects of time costs on trade. We find that each additional day that a product is delayed prior to being shipped reduces trade by more than one percent. Put differently, each day is equivalent to a country distancing itself… CONTINUE READING

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