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Comparative Advantage: Trading Pizzas and Brownies

In this lesson, students play the role of producers in two fictional countries, Acca and Dur. Students use production cards to construct production possibilities tables and graphs. These tables and graphs are used to discuss productivity, opportunity costs, and comparative advantage. Producers in each country discover that if they specialize and trade, they are able to produce and consume more goods than they would have been able to produce and consume on their own.

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Audience:   High School
Language:   English
Subjects:   AP Economics, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, PowerPoint
Concepts:   Trade/International Trade, Opportunity Cost, Production Possibilities Frontier