# Are these bigger smaller or the same as the revenues that the government raises through the tax?

Question 2 (20 marks). A consumer can spend her fixed income of \$200 on two products food (F) and l Show more Question 2 (20 marks). A consumer can spend her fixed income of \$200 on two products food (F) and luxuries (L). The consumers tastes are represented by the utility function U = F L. Food sells for \$2 per unit and luxuries sell for \$5 per unit. (a) Draw the budget constraint of the consumer and explain your diagram. (5 marks) To whom correspondence should be addressed 1 (b) Compute the amount of each good in the consumers optimal basket. Explain your steps. (5 marks) (c) Assume that the government adds a tax of \$1 to the price of luxuries. How does it affect the optimal consumption of the individual? (5 marks) (d) Under the same conditions as in part (c) compute both the equivalent variation and the compensating variation associated with the new tax. Are these bigger smaller or the same as the revenues that the government raises through the tax? (5 marks) Show less

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