Analysis of the Comparative Advantage of Texas Upland Cotton


  • Zhongna Yang
  • Mark Yu
  • Ashley Lovell


comparative advantage, Texas upland cotton, SAI, EAI, AAI


By using Efficiency Advantage Index (EAI), Scale Advantage Index (SAI), and Aggregate Advantage Index (AAI), the study explores the changes in efficiency, scale and aggregate advantages, among the major U.S. cotton states in upland cotton production and the major crop production in Texas from 1997 to 2016. The study reveals that the Texas Upland Cotton has a significantly greater comparative advantage than other Upland cotton growing areas and states. 


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How to Cite

Yang, Z., Yu, M., & Lovell, A. (2019). Analysis of the Comparative Advantage of Texas Upland Cotton. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 32, 1–11. Retrieved from



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