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N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305971509

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ISBN: 9781305971509
Chapter 3, Problem 2QR
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Explain how absolute advantage and comparative advantage differ.

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Comparison between absolute and comparative advantage.

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Absolute advantage is the ability to produce a good using fewer inputs than another producer; whereas, comparative advantage refers to the ability to produce a good at a lower opportunity cost than another producer. Comparative advantage is based on the relative opportunity costs...

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