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Mause I 159
Def Pigou Tax/Pigovian Tax/Pigou: The state taxes (subsidizes) the perpetrators of negative (positive) externalities in such a way that the social and private marginal costs coincide with the welfare-optimized supply quantity of the goods concerned in the behavioral equilibrium. (1)


1.A.C. Pigou, The economics of welfare. London 1920.


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EconPigou I
Arthur C. Pigou
The Economics of welfare London 1920

Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium Wiesbaden 2018


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