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An externality is defined as the effect of economic activities of one party to another party, that the price system does not consider Nicholson. Externalities occur when private costs and social costs are not equal.
Externalities can be either positive or negative. In this way, the cement manufacturer for example when he does not take into account all the pollution resulting from his activity and how it affects the near areas or other near manufacturers, he is creating a situation in which the social cost is gestion riesgo forex than the private cost.
In the graph, we can observe the marginal private cost. Under the supposition that the manufacturer participates in a competitive market, he would produce the amount Qo of cement per unit gestion riesgo forex time, because that is the point where he increases the profits, but at such level of production we can clearly observe that the marginal cost is higher as a consequence of the cost that implies pollution.
At the level of production Qo the external cost is represented by gestion riesgo forex distance from A to B. In this example of the manufacturer of cement, the problem basically consists in how to achieve the best use of the air, which represents a resource that lacks of property rights perceiving this right as the legal one that determines who owns a good and how that good is used because nobody owns the air.
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At the level of pollution Qe, the marginal social gestion riesgo forex and the marginal gestion riesgo forex are equal therefore it would be a level of efficient pollution. For an outcome like the previous one to have effect it is required any kind of property right over air that encourages any agreement between the neighbourhood and the factory which may indemnify them for the pollution caused or provide any other solution.
However, such agreement would be possible to reach because it implies huge costs. For this reason, governments set regulations, pollution charges, permissions and taxes which represent methods to achieve the outcome previously explained if they are implemented in the right way. In addition to the negative consequences of smoking to the smoker, there are a number of external costs related to discomfort, irritation, and damages to the health of people around them, I mean the passive smokers.
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According to a web page of IAFA related to programs against smoking, in Costa Rica the passive smoking is responsible for a number of children diseases every year: This mean that in Costa Rica around children examinations take place per year due to the negative effects of adult smoking on children in addition to 20 hospitalizations at a cost of six hundred millions of colones per year. According to the economic theory and as it was explained in gestion riesgo forex example of the cement manufacturer, smokers and non smokers are trying to use the same good, air, which does not belong to any of them.
The discomfort that the smokers cause to non smokers is an example of an externality therefore smokers should be indemnified in some way or there should be some agreement or regulation that avoid such situation. On that score, there are some solutions. In spite of all these possible solutions it is very difficult to achieve that smokers do not affect non smokers, in any way. A big problem related to smoking is the beginning of this precocious habit, which is a strong tendency in Costa Rica during the last years as well as a greater incidence of smoking in women.
Costa Rica is not the exception. Nowadays it is very common gestion riesgo forex see young people smoking at bars, academic institutions, among others. This not only affects them but also gestion riesgo forex their classmates who even when they do not smoke they become passive smokers. The sample was constituted by In addition some students from different majors were excluded form the study.
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Gestion riesgo forex the study we concluded that Many considered themselves social smokers, in other words they smoke with their friends and classmates during parties or social gatherings. The following chart describes deeply this data, showing the few differences between men and women. Most o the women considered themselves social and occasional smokers.
Gestion riesgo forex favourite places to smoke are: Certainly a great percentage of students from ULACIT and probably from all the universities smoke in the campus affecting the rest of their classmates.
According to the interviews the majority of smokers are aware of the negative consequences that hey bring about to the non smokers. Is there something positive? ULACIT is a well known institution due to its gestion riesgo forex name, in addition it is an organization highly interested in human promotion as well as in promoting a greater quality life to its students and to the country in general.
The best part gestion riesgo forex that students are willing to stop smoking and the university may have some resources to achieve that goal. How to achieve in gestion riesgo forex best way and at the less possible cost could be the objective for another study however, it is not so difficult.
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Recently ULACIT has been providing psychological assistance to students which may represent another option by a similar system the university could make groups and through conferences and different techniques help smoking and non smoking students to breathe cleaner air. For example, restaurants have the smoking area and the non smoking area. This represent a substantial source of fiscal income Other: Every day half package or more.
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