Deadweight Loss

Also known as excess burden or allocative inefficiency. A loss of economic efficiency that can occur when the free market equilibrium for a good or a service is not achieved.

India's Price Ceiling on Uber Rides Hurts Riders, Drivers and the Economy

Recent regulatory blowback against Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing services around the world have reignited the ongoing regulatory policy debate surrounding the ride service in India, Uber’s second biggest market in terms of cities where it operates.

Price Ceilings: Deadweight Loss

In this video, we explore the fourth unintended consequence of price ceilings: deadweight loss. When prices are controlled, the mutually profitable gains from free trade cannot be fully realized, creating deadweight loss

Deadweight Loss of Christmas

A video on deadweight loss and Christmas.

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