Irish govt’: price floor on alcohol to decrease the negative externalities of its consumption

//Irish govt’: price floor on alcohol to decrease the negative externalities of its consumption

Irish govt’: price floor on alcohol to decrease the negative externalities of its consumption

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Irish Examiner: 200 fewer deaths with minimum €1 alcohol price

Article published: Mar 13, 2015 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary

IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics (market failure, negative externalities)

By setting a minimum price on alcohol, the Irish govt’ aimed at reducing the consumption of this demerit good. They seem to have been successful.

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By | 2017-08-23T11:15:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2015|Micro|Comments Off on Irish govt’: price floor on alcohol to decrease the negative externalities of its consumption

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