ERIC Number: EJ670544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Using Empirical Point Elasticities To Teach Tax Incidence.
Swinton, John R.; Thomas, Christopher R.
Journal of Economic Education, v32 n4 p356-68 Fall 2001
Advocates use of point elasticities rather than arc elasticities or slopes of demand and supply curves to teach students about the economic impacts of excise taxes. Uses several available estimates of point elasticities of demand and supply of sugar to calculate the economic impacts of a penny-per-pound tax on sugar. (RLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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