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I'm writing a paper on market failure where I need to find one example and write on why the failure occurred and how to remedy the situation. Can anyone give me some good examples ...show more
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Try the climate change issue. Download the Stern (former chief economist of the World Bank) report :
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independen...
It is about environmental externalities and market failures. The main concept is that climate change is a result of the externality associated with greenhouse-gas emissions – it entails costs that are not paid for by those who create the emissions"

This is quote from the report:
“Climate change presents a unique challenge for economics: it is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen”

You can write a full paper on it.

If you don't have the time to read the full report focus on chapter 2.2 "Understanding the market failures that lead to climate change"
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/5/7/...

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Thanks so much! The Stern Review was an excellent source for my paper.
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Examples of market failure?
I'm writing a paper on market failure where I need to find one example and write on why the failure occurred and how to remedy the situation. Can anyone give me some good examples of market failure that I could write a whole paper on? I can think of tons of examples, but none that I've really found interesting enough to research. I'm not looking for someone to do my homework, just looking for suggestions or ideas for topics. The old examples of the lighthouse or the beekeepers are too simple - I need something I can actually expound upon. Thanks!
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