Question: suppose that the us government decides to charge beer producers...
Suppose that the U.S. government decides to charge beer producers a tax. Before the tax, 50 million cases of beer were sold every month at a price of $6 per case. After the tax, 43 million cases of beer are sold every month; consumers pay $9 per case, and producers receive $4 per case (after paying the tax).
The amount of the tax on a case of beer is ______ per case. Of this amount, the burden that falls on consumers is ______ per case, and the burden that falls on producers is ______ per case.
True or False: The effect of the tax on the quantity sold would have been the same as if the tax had been levied on consumers.