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Taxes and Subsidies

Author: Dan Laub

This lesson covers taxes and subsidies.

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Terms to Know
Elasticity (demand, supply)

The change in quantity demanded or supplied resulting from a change in the price of a good or service—own-price elasticity.

Excise tax

Tax paid by supplier/producer of a good (can be imposed by any government strata--federal, state, local).


A sum that is paid (typically by a government entity) to either suppliers or consumers to assist in the production or purchase of a good or service.

Tax burden

The proportion of tax borne between a supplier and consumer of a good where either party may be the original tax recipient.