Principles of Economics 2e
Principles of Economics 2e
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ISBN: 9781947172364
Author: Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
Publisher: OpenStax
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Table 12.5 provides the supply and demand conditions for a manufacturing film. The third column represents a supply curve without accounting for the social cost of pollution. The fourth column represents the supply curve when the film is required to account for the social cost of pollution. Identify the equilibrium before the social cost of production is included and after the social cost of production is included.

Chapter 12, Problem 4SCQ, Table 12.5 provides the supply and demand conditions for a manufacturing film. The third column

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The table below shows the supply and demand conditions for a furniture factory that pollutes the air. The third column (Qs1) represents a supply curve without accounting for the social cost of pollution. The fourth column (Qs2) represents the supply curve when the firm is required to account for the social cost of pollution. Price QD Qs1 Qs2 $10 450 400 250 $15 440 440 290 $25 430 480 330 $30 420 520 370 $35 410 560 410 Answer the following: a) What is the negative externality in this situation? b) Identify the equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity when we account only for private costs. c) Identify the equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity when we account for the social costs. d) How does accounting for the externality affect the equilibrium price and quantity? JUSTIFY your answer!

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