Econ 1014 Exam 2 Cheat Sheet - Review Steeper Curve less elastic Flatter Curve more elastic MR=MC Chapter 6 Taxes and Subsidies Tax = Price paid

Econ 1014 Exam 2 Cheat Sheet - Review Steeper Curve...

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Review: Steeper Curve: less elastic Flatter Curve: more elastic MR=MC Chapter 6 Taxes and Subsidies: Tax = Price paid by buyers – price received by sellers Subsidy = price received by sellers – price paid by buyers *When demand is more elastic than supply, demanders pay less of the tax than sellers. When supply is more elastic than demand, suppliers pay less of the tax than buyers* Elasticity = Escape Commodity Tax: taxes on goods; Ex: fuel, liquor, cigarettes; raises revenue and creates DWL Chapter 7 The Price System: Great Economic Problem: problem of how to arrange our limited resources to satisfy as many of our wants as possible. The price of a good contains information about: The value of the good to consumers and the cost of producing the good. Speculation: the attempt to profit from future price changes. *can narrow price fluctuations* Futures: standardized contracts to buy or sell specified quantities of a commodity or financial instrument at a specified price with

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