Principles of Economics 2e
2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781947172364
Author: Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
Publisher: OpenStax
Textbook Question
Chapter 4, Problem 32P

Imagine that to preserve the traditional way of life in small fishing villages, at government decides to impose a price floor that will guarantee all fishermen a certain price for their catch.

1. Using the demand and supply framework, predict the effects on the price, quantity demanded, and quantity supplied.
2. With the enactment of this price floor for fish, what are some of the likely unintended consequences in file market?
3. Suggest some policies other than the price floor to make it possible for small fishing villages to continue.

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