Outcome: Positive and Negative Externalities

What you’ll learn to do: define and give examples of positive and negative externalities

In this section, you will examine the spillover effects of some goods and servicesnegative effects like pollution and positive effects like better technologies.


The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Positive Externalities and Technology
  • Reading: Introduction to Externalities and Pollution
  • Video: Pollution in China
  • Video: Externalities
  • Reading: Market Failure
  • Self Check: Positive and Negative Externalities

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.