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Ch 13: Georgia Milestones: Comparative vs. Absolute Advantage

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What are comparative and absolute advantages? Review these concepts with this chapter as you prepare for the Georgia Milestones Economics/ Business/ Free Enterprise EOC exam.

Georgia Milestones: Comparative vs. Absolute Advantage - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the Georgia Milestones Economics/ Business/ Free Enterprise EOC exam by going over the concepts of comparative and absolute advantage with this chapter. Our lessons will help you review:

  • Examples of comparative and absolute advantages
  • Differences between absolute and comparative advantages
  • The benefit of specialization
  • Rational self-interest
  • The principle of voluntary exchange

The lessons in this chapter were designed by experts in the field of economics. Important vocabulary words dealing with advantages are included throughout this chapter. Additionally, you can measure your progress by completing our self-assessment quizzes.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Georgia Milestones: Comparative vs. Absolute Advantage
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Comparative Advantage: Definition and Examples

1. Comparative Advantage: Definition and Examples

Understand the definition of comparative advantage, using two goods as an example. This key lesson incorporates the basic foundations of economics into one foundational theory explaining what goods and services that people,and nations, should produce and for whom they should produce it.

Gains From Trade and the Benefit of Specialization

2. Gains From Trade and the Benefit of Specialization

Explore one of the most widely accepted ideas in economics - the idea that nations benefit from specialization and exchange, reaping gains from trade.

Absolute Advantage in Trade: Definition and Examples

3. Absolute Advantage in Trade: Definition and Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what absolute advantage is and how to easily identify it within examples of international trade. In addition, you'll learn the important difference between absolute advantage and comparative advantage.

Differentiating between Comparative and Absolute Advantage

4. Differentiating between Comparative and Absolute Advantage

International trade is embraced by countries due to many benefits. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences between comparative and absolute advantage and the importance of specializing in production.

The Role of Rational Self-Interest in Economic Analysis

5. The Role of Rational Self-Interest in Economic Analysis

This lesson defines the concept of rational self-interest in economics. Examples illustrate how it drives producer and consumer behavior. An explanation of the invisible hand theory and market analysis is also given in the context of rational behavior.

The Principle of Voluntary Exchange in a Market Economy

6. The Principle of Voluntary Exchange in a Market Economy

This lesson discusses and provides examples of how the principle of voluntary exchange operates in a market economy. The invisible hand theory and market equilibrium are explained in the context of the voluntary exchange.

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