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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

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

  1. a. What is the externality here?
  2. b. What command-and-control policy might the landlord impose? Could such a policy lead to an inefficient outcome?
  3. c. Suppose the landlord lets the tenants do whatever they want. According to the Coase theorem, how might Ringo and Luciano reach an efficient outcome on their own? What might prevent them from reaching an efficient outcome?

Sub part (a):

To determine
Externality.

Explanation

Here, the externality is noise pollu...

Sub part (b):

To determine
Externality.

Sub part (c):

To determine
Externality.

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