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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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Principles of Microeconomics

7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050
Textbook Problem

Suppose the federal government requires beer drinkers to pay a $2 tax on each case of beer purchased. (In fact, both the federal and state governments impose beer taxes of some sort.)

a. Draw a supply-and-demand diagram of the market for beer without the tax. Show the price paid by consumers, the price received by producers, and the quantity of beer sold. What is the difference between the price paid by consumers and the price received by producers?

b. Now draw a supply-and-demand diagram for the beer market with the tax. Show the price paid by consumers, the price received by producers, and the quantity of beer sold. What is the difference between the price paid by consumers and the price received by producers? Has the quantity of beer sold increased or decreased?

Sub part (a):

To determine
The impact of tax on the market for beer.

Explanation

Tax is the unilateral payment made to the government. When there is no tax on the consumers for beer, the price and the quantity demanded of the beer will be determined by the equilibrium price and quantity. The interaction of the demand and supply will determine the price and quantity of beer. This can be shown with the help of the following figure:

In Figure 1, horizontal axis measures quantity and vertical axis measures price...

Sub part (b):

To determine
The impact of tax on the market for beer.

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