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A country which does not tax cigarettes is considering the introduction of a $0.40 per pack tax.
The economic advisors to the country estimate the supply and demand curves for cigarettes as
QD = 140,000- 25,000P
QS = 20,000 + 75,000P
where and The country has hired you to
provide the following information regarding the cigarette market and the proposed tax.
a. What are the equilibrium price and quantity in the current environment with no tax?
b. What price and quantity would prevail after the imposition of the tax?
c. What portion of the tax would be borne by buyers and sellers respectively?
d. Calculate the deadweight loss from the tax and illustrate it graphically.
e. What tax revenue will be generated?
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Solution ID:351084 | This paper was updated on 26-Nov-2015Price : $35