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economic rent Line breaks: eco|nom¦ic rent

Definition of economic rent in English:


The extra amount earned by a resource (e.g. land, capital, or labour) by virtue of its present use.
Example sentences
  • Taxing the economic rent of natural resources induces users to make optimal use of environmental resources.
  • For instance, if the two approaches were to overlap, the purchase of development rights would tend to undercut land value taxation as a revenue source because the economic rents would be largely removed.
  • They obtain economic rents at the expense of taxpayers and consumers who are unorganized, uninformed, and paying costs that are not well defined or conspicuous.
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