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This is assessment 1 Part B: Research Essay 30 marks
Length 3,000 words
Please note that this question requires substantial research (see the assessment criteria below).
(a) Explain what negative externalities are, and why there may be a case for government intervention to address them. Describe how taxes/charges and regulation can be used to correct the negative externalities and the pros and cons of each method. Provide real life examples. (6 marks)
(b) Choose a case study from your home country where an externality exists in a current market. Using the key characteristics of the market structures identify the market structure in your case study. (6 marks)
(c) Using your case study explain the effect of externality on market outcomes including dead-weight loss and discuss ways that your government has addressed the presence of negative externalities in the market. (8 marks)
(d) Suggest other options for dealing with negative externalities in your case study. (2 marks) Additional marks (8 marks)
Substantial research and analysis. 4 mark
Overall presentation of work, especially use of graphs, clear written expression. 2 mark
Appropriate use of referencing. 2 marks

Assessment criteria * Besides the textbook, you should also refer to a few other academic books, journal articles and relevant websites in answering these questions. * Sources must be acknowledged and a list of references provided. * Concepts must be defined accurately and completely. * The assumptions upon which the analysis is based must be stated at the onset. * Diagrams must be drawn properly, correctly labelled and the relations they depict explained. * Photocopied and scanned graphs from books, articles or websites are not acceptable. It is preferable to hand-draw a graph then…...

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