Societal Cost of Pesticides
Suppose the repeated application of a pesticide used on orange trees contaminates groundwater. The pesticide is applied annually in almost all of the orange groves throughout the world. Most orange growers regard the pesticide as a key input in their production of oranges.
- Use a diagram of the market for the pesticide to illustrate the implications of a failure of the orange producers’ costs to reflect the social costs of groundwater contamination.
- Use the diagram to explain a government policy that might be effective in achieving the amount of orange production that fully reflects all social costs.
Submit the analysis for grading before the end of the week. Your response should be approximately two pages long.
- Format: Microsoft Word
- Font: Arial, 12-point, double-spaced