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Homework Help: Microeconomics

Posted by Karen on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 4:53pm.

Consider public policy aimed at smoking
a.) Studies indicate that the price elasticity of demand for cigarettes currently costs $2 and the government wants to reduce smoking by 20%, by how much should it increase the price?
b.) If the government permanently increases the price of cigarettes, will the policy have a larger effect on smoking 1 year from now or 5 years from now?
c.) Studies also find that teenagers have a higher price elasticity than do adults. Why might this be true?

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