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4/14/10 Externalities: Problems and Solutions 5.4 Distinctions Between Price and Quantity Approaches to Addressing Externalities 5.3 Public-Sector Remedies for Externalities 5.2 Private-Sector Solutions to Negative Externalities 5.1 Externality Theory Chapter 5 5.5 Conclusion In December 1997, representatives from over 170 nations met in Kyoto, Japan, to attempt one of the most ambitious international negotiations ever: an international pact to limit the emissions of carbon dioxide worldwide because of global warming. The nations faced a daunting task. The cost of reducing the use of fossil fuels, particularly in the major industrialized nations, is enormous. Replacing these fossil fuels with alternatives would significantly raise the costs of living in developed countries.
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4/14/10 Externalities: Problems and Solutions
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4/14/10 Externalities: Problems and Solutions Externality: Externalities arise whenever the actions of one party make another party worse or better off, yet the first party neither bears the costs nor receives the benefits of doing so. market failure: A problem that causes the market economy to deliver an outcome that does not maximize efficiency.
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4/14/10 Externality Theory Economics of Negative Production Externalities negative production externality: When a firm’s production reduces the well-being of others who are not compensated by the firm.
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4/14/10 Externality Theory
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4/14/10 Externality Theory Economics of Negative Production Externalities
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