International Business

| October 30, 2015

For this assignment, refer to the tables and answer the questions in one or two paragraphs each. Respond to both parts one and two in the same document.

Part One

1. Referring to Table 1, what can be concluded about Spain’s absolute and comparative advantage for both boats and trucks?

Maximum Output

TABLE 1:
Spain
Portugal
Boats
3
2
Trucks
12
6

2. Referring to Table 2:

. Who has absolute advantage in what good?
. Italy has comparative advantage in what good?
. Greece has comparative advantage in what good?

Maximum Output

TABLE 2:
Wine
Tables
Italy
1,000
200
Greece
200
100

Part Two
Essay question: As a student, you are currently, paying $5,000 in tuition annually. You work and decide you want to devote more time to your studies to increase your grade point average (GPA); therefore, you give up your job earning $25,000 annually. You expect that when you graduate you will earn $40,000 annually. It takes you one year to complete your studies.
a. Explain the concept of opportunity cost.
b. Is it beneficial to quit your job? Why, or why not?

Your response should be at least two pages in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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