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Unintended Consequences in Development Economics

Penny Brooks

5th July 2017

This short video from the BBC gives a great opportunity to explore the microeconomic and macroeconomic consequences of government intervention to reduce the negative externalities caused by tobacco smoking.

WATCH: How the war on tobacco is hurting India's farmers

The video shows the impact of successful worldwide health campaigns on farmers in the arid regions of southern India, where 45 million farming jobs are under threat. 

What is the best solution for them?

Penny Brooks

Formerly Head of Business and Economics and now Economics teacher, Business and Economics blogger and presenter for Tutor2u, and private tutor

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