Bruno loves playing rock ‘n’ roll music at high volume. Placido loves opera and hates rock ‘n’ roll. Unfortunately, they are next-door neighbors in an apartment building with paper-thin walls. a. What is the externality here? b. What command-and-control policy might the landlord impose? Could such a policy lead to an inefficient outcome? c. Suppose the landlord lets the tenants do what- ever they want. According to the Coase theorem, how might Bruno and Pladdo reach an efficient outcome on their own? What might prevent them from reaching an efficient outcome?

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ISBN: 9781305585126

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Bruno loves playing rock ‘n’ roll music at high volume. Placido loves opera and hates rock ‘n’ roll. Unfortunately, they are next-door neighbors in an apartment building with paper-thin walls.

a. What is the externality here?

b. What command-and-control policy might the landlord impose? Could such a policy lead to an inefficient outcome?

c. Suppose the landlord lets the tenants do what- ever they want. According to the Coase theorem, how might Bruno and Pladdo reach an efficient outcome on their own? What might prevent them from reaching an efficient outcome?

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