E-cigarette – causing negative or positive externalities?

//E-cigarette – causing negative or positive externalities?

E-cigarette – causing negative or positive externalities?

BBC: ‘Ban E-cigarette use indoors,’ says WHO

Article published: Aug 26, 2014 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary

IB Economics syllabus: Section 1, Microeconomics

While it is pretty obvious that cigarettes cause negative externalities of consumption, what about e-cigarettes? An interesting article if you are into market failure, health regulations, WHO.

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By | 2017-08-23T11:04:09+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Micro|Comments Off on E-cigarette – causing negative or positive externalities?

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My name is Daniel Szekely and I work as an IB Economics tutor, examiner and teacher. Having earned an MA degree in Economics at the University of Aberdeen, I became a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley, one of the largest investment banks of the world. Yet, despite the promising career prospects of the banking industry, I decided to make a larger social impact by becoming a teacher. Currently, I teach IB Economics at SEK Budapest International School and have been an examiner for over 5 years. I started EconDaddy as a simple blog to share great articles with my students and others taking IB Economics around the world to use for their commentaries. Being a practicing IB Economics tutor, I have first hand insight into the most common mistakes of students, so the EconDaddy blog now also provides exam and commentary writing tips.

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