In this topic, students will be introduced to the concept of market failure and learn about its two prime examples, the presence of externalities and the provision of public goods. The concept of externalities will be explained through the use of examples such as environmental protection and technological innovation. The resources identified below also include a brief coverage of market efficiency, which would usually be covered elsewhere, if the instructor wishes to review.
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Ohio TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences (OSS) Standards
Core OSS004 Outcome: Core skill demonstrated by students who successfully complete a Principles of Microeconomics Course
Standard: Understand basic microeconomics terms and concepts, including scarcity and choice, equilibrium, efficiency and equity, positive and normative economics, comparative advantage, and specialization.