Analysis of the Comparative Advantage of Texas Upland Cotton

Zhongna Yang, Mark Yu, Ashley Lovell


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. 


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

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