What is an externality?

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A side effect of a good or service generating benefits or costs to someone who doesn't decide how much to produce or consume.

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When compiling the source-program A, any symbol which is not defined in A itself (but somewhere else is defined) is called external.

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It can be either positive or negative.

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What is market externality?

It is the forces outside of an organization that control a market.

How does an externality relate to socially optimal quantity?

In the presence of an externality (positive or negative), individual economic actors produce a socially inefficient amount of a good (since they do not include social gains or costs in their calculations). Thus, in general, when there is a Negative externality, firms are overproducing a good with a social cost and thus the optimal equilibrium occurs at decreased production. Positive externality, firms are underproducing a good with a social benefit and thus the optimal equilibrium occurs at increased production.

What is a negative externality of a cell phone?

a conversation that annoys people nearby.