This paper reexamines aspects of international trade theory by taking account of the time required for transforming inputs into outputs. The discussion focuses explicitly upon the time structure of production, characterized by profiles of inputs and outputs over time. Each of the model's two consumer-good sectors has different flow-input flow-output technology, with which labor produces heterogeneous capital goods and final output. As shown by the analysis, intersectoral differences in the time structure of production have important implications for the impact of world trade on a country's employment of labor, accumulation of capital and level of income.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-1996(77)90055-1
Journal Journal of International Economics
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Brecher, R.A, & Parker, I.C. (Ian C.). (1977). Time structure of production and the theory of international trade. Journal of International Economics, 7(4), 385–402. doi:10.1016/0022-1996(77)90055-1