Greener Journal of Economics and Accountancy

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Chari et al

Greener Journal of  Economics and Accountancy Vol. 2 (2), pp. 051-057June 2013

 ISSN: 2354-2357 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:052213627


Comparative Advantage of Ethiopia and the Role of International Purchasing


*Felix Chari, Bongani Muchanyuri & Macleans Mzumara


Department of Economics, Bindura University of Science Education, P/Bag 1020, Bindura, Zimbabwe.


*Corresponding Autyhor’s Email: charifelix93 @ gmail. com


The authors investigated the comparative advantage of Ethiopia and the role played by international purchasing. They found that Ethiopia has 302 product lines in which it has revealed comparative advantage, RCA equal and greater than 1. The authors have concluded that Ethiopia has comparative advantage in 302 products. Tanned/crust skins of sheep/lambs were found to have a revealed comparative advantage index of 1821.51. International purchasing play a significant role in promoting comparative advantage.

Keywords: International trade, international purchasing, exports, revealed comparative advantage, Ethiopia.

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