Exam Time – I should make it clear that you’ll probably not get exactly (or all that close) to this problem. Thus focus on the steps you take toward a solution. Also, review Oct 18 lecture notes. - Equilibrium labor supplied and demanded is the value of such that . What we do is set the labor demand curve equal to the labor supply curve, and solve for . You can then plug that into either equation, and it’ll provide the same value of
- If taxes, then , which implies that
- Starting with wages:
For how Equilibrium Labor is affected by positive income tax – I’m going to use the equilibrium labor demand equation, since there is only one term appearing in it (while the labor supplied equation has two terms, which would make the discussion more complicated) - This makes the term smaller, making the denominator smaller in the term.
- The smaller denominator makes the term larger.
- With the negative sign in front of the bigger term, this makes smaller.
Graphically, you also want to show figure 7.4 on page 171. d.
And we know that labor supplied equals labor demanded. So you should solve the that is easiest mathematically. Or both if you really want that 100% e. Wages: Labor Demand: Which should equal Labor Supplied: |

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