revealed comparative advantage

Definitions

Economics

  • Balassa's (1965) measure of relative export performance by country and industry, defined as a country's share of world exports of a good divided by its share of total world exports. The index for country i good j is RCAij = 100(Xij /Xwj)/(Xit /Xwt) where Xab is exports by country a (w=world) of good b (t=total for all goods).
  • acronymRCA
    (written as Revealed comparative advantage)
  • revealed comparative advantage.
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