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Suppose that, prior to the passage of the Truth in Lending Simplification Act and Regulation Z, the demand for consumer loans was given by Qdpre-TILSA = 14 -90P (in billions of dollars) and the supply of consumer loans by credit unions and other lending institutions was QSpre-TILSA = 6 + 70P (in billions of dollars). The TILSA now requires lenders to provide consumers with complete information about the rights and responsibilities of entering into a lending relationship with the institution, and as a result, the demand for loans increased to Qdpost-TILSA = 26 -90P (in billions of dollars). However, the TILSA also imposed “compliance costs” on lending institutions, and this reduced the supply of consumer loans to QSpost-TILSA = 2 + 70P (in billions of dollars).

Based on this information, compare the equilibrium price and quantity of consumer loans before and after the Truth in Lending Simplification Act.(Note: Q is measured in billions of dollars and P is the interest rate).

Instruction: Enter your responses for the equilibrium price in percentage terms, and round all responses to one decimal place.

Equilibrium price (interest rate) before TILSA:  percent

Equilibrium quantity (in billions of dollars) before TILSA: $  billion

Equilibrium price (interest rate) after TILSA:  percent

Equilibrium quantity (in billions of dollars) after TILSA: $  billion

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