Answer in Microeconomics for zahid butt #110446
April 21st, 2023
If the government imposes 1 Rs tax on a package of cigarets, than the supply will decrease, as shown on the diagram. But the new equlibrium won’t be at prise 5Rs, because of elasticity of demand. New equilibrium depends on demand and supply elasticity. On the diagram i’ve shonw one example, where price in new equilibrium is between 4Rs and 5Rs, and the quantity in the equilibrium is less that previous equilibrium(100).
Surpluses befor tax:
Surpluses after tax:
Losses of eficienty: g+f+e.