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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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Principles of Microeconomics

7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050
Textbook Problem

Many observers believe that the levels of pollution in our society are too high.

a. If society wishes to reduce overall pollution by a certain amount, why is it efficient to have different amounts of reduction at different firms?

b. Command-and-control approaches often rely on uniform reductions among firms. Why are these approaches generally unable to target the firms that should undertake bigger reductions?

c. Economists argue that appropriate corrective taxes or tradable pollution rights will result in efficient pollution reduction. How do these approaches target the firms that should undertake bigger reductions?   

Sub part (a):

To determine
The methods and cost of reducing pollution.

Explanation

If society wishes to reduce overall pollution at a certain volume, it is efficient to have different amounts of reduction at different firms...

Sub part (b):

To determine
The methods and cost of reducing pollution.

Sub part (c):

To determine
The methods and cost of reducing pollution.

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