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Analysing the Effects of Excise Taxes Using Microsoft Excel

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  • J. Wilson Mixon, Jr.

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    (Berry College)

  • Bradley N. Hopkins

    (Berry College)

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This paper examines the effects of an excise tax imposed on a monopolist's product. Then simple but quite general polynomial demand and cost curves are introduced and discussed, as is the Microsoft Excel workbook that embeds the functions. Finally, exercises based on selected special cases illustrating the use of the workbook are sketched.

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Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal Computers in Higher Education Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 18 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 25-28

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Handle: RePEc:che:chepap:v:18:y:2006:i:1:p:25-28

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  1. Formby, John P & Layson, Stephen & Smith, W James, 1982. "The Law of Demand, Positive Sloping Marginal Revenue, and Multiple Profit Equilibria," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 20(2), pages 303-11, April.
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