A tax imposed on a market with an inelastic demand and an elastic supply with cause:
A)sellers to pay the majority of the tax
B)buyers to pay the majority of the tax
C)the tax burden to be equally devided between buyers and sellers
D)the tax burden to be divided, but it cannot be determined how
Economics - economyst, Monday, April 7, 2008 at 10:10am
Take a shot, what do you think? Hint: draw a graph with an elastic supply and an inelastic demand. Then shift up the supply curve representing the tax. What happens to price and the amount of revenue received by suppliers? by purchasers?