Trade Costs, Time, and Supply Chain Reliability
Kumar, Utsav; Shepherd, Ben; Dime, Roselle | June 2018
This paper uses measures of international transport time in median and standard deviation based on shipment-level data from the Universal Postal Union, to analyze the effect of time on trade costs. The results show that median shipping times increase trade costs by a substantial amount. The determinants of shipping times are also analyzed and find that geographical distance is the most reliable indicator of median time and uncertainty, with logistics performance also playing a role in determining shipment times.
CitationKumar, Utsav; Shepherd, Ben; Dime, Roselle. 2018. Trade Costs, Time, and Supply Chain Reliability. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/8431. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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