Principles of Economics 2e
Principles of Economics 2e
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ISBN: 9781947172364
Author: Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
Publisher: OpenStax
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In a market where the supply curve is perfectly inelastic how does an excise tax affect the price paid by consumers and the quantity bought and sold?

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In a market where the supply curve is perfectly inelastic,how does an excise tax affect the price paid by consumers and the quantity bought and sold?
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