Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Unit 2: Reducing consumption of demerit goods: A smoking ban in Turkey

The BBC reports that Turkey has some of the world's highest smoking figures and a new ban is being widely flouted

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7409705.stm: video

a) Why, in economic terms, is the smoking ban being introduced?
b) How successful do you think the ban might be when fully introduced in a years time?
c) How else could the Turkish government reduce the overconsumtion and misallocation of scarce resources?
d) What adv and disadv would there be to this approach?

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