Answer to Question #51723 in Other Economics for Andrew
In this case equilibrium quantity is:
90 - Q = 2Q
Q = 30 units
Equilibrium price is:
P = 2*30 = $60
If the government imposes a price floor of $70 in this market, there will be a deadweight loss.
New quantity demanded is Qd = 90 - 70 = 20 units.
New quantity supplied is Qs = 70/2 = 35 units.
The minimum size of deadweight loss is DWL = 0.5*(35 - 20)*(70 - 60) = $75
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