Answer to Question #70441 in Microeconomics for Ellen
A market's demand and supply are given as follows: Supply is equal to 3p, and demand is equal to 120-5p. An excise tax is imposed on this market at a rate of $8 per traded unit. At equilibrium, what is value of the tax revenue?
Equilibrium price is: 3p=120-5p 8p=120 P=$15 Equilibrium quantity is: Q=3*15 = 45 or 120-5*15 = 45 Value of the tax revenue is: T=45*$8=$360