Background Note | HBS Case Collection | April 2013 (Revised August 2015)

Comparative Advantage

by Matthew Weinzierl


The theory of comparative advantage is a factor in international trade. In this note, we introduce the basic economics of comparative advantage and study its key implications.

Keywords: Business and Government Relations; Comparative Advantage; economics; International trade; Trade; Cooperation; Business and Government Relations;


Weinzierl, Matthew. "Comparative Advantage." Harvard Business School Background Note 713-080, April 2013. (Revised August 2015.)