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Principles of Economics 2e

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
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2nd Edition
Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364
Textbook Problem

Show the market for cigarettes in equilibrium, assuming that there are no laws banning smoking in public. Label the equilibrium private market price and quantity as Pm and Qm. Add whatever is needed to the model to show the impact of the negative externality from second-hand smoking. (Hint: In this case it is the consumers, not the sellers, who are creating the negative externality.) Label the social optimal output and price as Fe and Qe. On the graph, shade in the deadweight loss at the market output.

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With the given information, Draw a graph, shade in the deadweight loss at the market output.

Explanation

This graph is showing the graph of externality where equilibrium price and quantity is labeled as Pm and Qm . When externalities are added ,supply reduces and shift to left so new social optimum output and price is Qe and Pe...

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