Answer to Question #48533 in Microeconomics for Yoyo

Question #48533
Assume a perfectly competitive industry where the firms are identical, each with U-shaped short run and long run average cost curves. In the short run, consumers bear none of the burden of a “per firm” tax, while in the long run, consumers bear the entire burden. Explain why the statement is True, False, or Uncertain according to economic principles.
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Expert's answer
2014-11-05T12:06:47-0500
The statement is True. In the short run consumers bear none of the burden of a per firm tax because actually firms could not implement tax in price as long as demand is very elastic.

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