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Comparative Advantage in International Trade: A Study Based on Leading Exports in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Sachitra, K.M.V.
dc.contributor.author Sajeevi, G.A.C.
dc.contributor.author Withanawasam, M.P.K.
dc.contributor.author Jayathilake, W.M.S.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-08T03:50:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-08T03:50:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-08T03:50:12Z
dc.identifier.citation Sachitra, K.M.V., Sajeevi, G.A.C., Withana Wasam, M.P.K., & Jayathilake, W.M.S.A. (2012). Comparative Advantage in International Trade: A Study Based on Leading Exports in Sri Lanka. Kelaniya, Journal of Management. 1(2), 51-85.
dc.identifier.issn 2279-1469
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2817
dc.description.abstract The export and import economic policy has both advantages and disadvantages. In Sri Lanka, however, export and import economy led to unsymmetrical export portfolio, which has continuously outcome for deficit trade balances. The main objective of this study is to identify international competiveness of Sri Lankan exports. Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage (RSCA) indices use to identify the trade pattern, the sectors in which an economy has a comparative advantage, by comparing the country of interests' trade profile with the world average. Trade Balance Index (TBI) is employed to analyze whether a country has specialization in export (as net-exporter) or in import (as net-importer) for a specific group of products. This paper concludes that even though, Sri Lanka has comparative advantage for leading exports, it does not provide significant contribution to overcome negative impact ofcomparative disadvantage and net import products. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Comparative Advantage en_US
dc.subject Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage en_US
dc.subject Trade Balance Index en_US
dc.subject Product Mapping en_US
dc.title Comparative Advantage in International Trade: A Study Based on Leading Exports in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.published 2012-12


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