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Economists conclude that a tax on the revenues of firms will be shifted in part to consumers of the products of those firms in the form of higher prices. However, they believe that a tax on the rent of land usually cannot be shifted and must be paid entirely by the landlord. What explains the difference? (Hint: Draw the supply-demand graphs.)

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Microeconomics: Principles & Policy

14th Edition
William J. Baumol + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337794992

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Microeconomics: Principles & Policy

14th Edition
William J. Baumol + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337794992
Chapter 18, Problem 3TY
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Economists conclude that a tax on the revenues of firms will be shifted in part to consumers of the products of those firms in the form of higher prices. However, they believe that a tax on the rent of land usually cannot be shifted and must be paid entirely by the landlord. What explains the difference? (Hint: Draw the supply-demand graphs.)

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