The neoliberal view is that poor countries can achieve development by focusing on areas of comparative advantage and engaging in free trade. Briefly define these concepts and explain why applying them is supposed to benefit poor countries (at least in theory).
Then think of two real countries that we’ve studied over the course of the semester (such as Haiti, Ivory Coast, Bangladesh, Nigeria, etc.). In what goods or products do each of these countries have a comparative advantage? What’s the basis of this advantage? Does specializing in these products actually bring benefits?