Unit 2.7: The role of government in microeconomics

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Unit 2.7 activities

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Assessment map

This page provides a map of the various assessments included in the unit, including short answers responses, essays and areas for discussion. I have included a section A and section B blank essay template...

Indirect taxation

While this lesson focuses on the impact of indirect taxation on a good or service there is also a discussion of how taxes are spent and reasons why a government places a tax on a good or service. Your...

Government subsidies

Just as we have seen that the imposition of a sales tax impacts on the market equilibrium for a good or service, a subsidy on a product will do the same - as the first video on this page describes, a...

Indirect tax and subsidy review terms

I have included this page, which contains a PDF handout as a simple revision exercise. I find that many IB students get a degree of comfort from these short summary handouts.Available as a PDF file at:...

Price controls − maximum price

This lesson focuses on the impact of a maximum price on the market for a good or service. At first glance many of your students may be supportive of a maximum price on certain goods and services. This...

Minimum price

This lesson focuses on the second part of price controls, when a government imposes a minimum price on a good or service. The impact of a price floor on the market for a good or service? Why do governments...

Minimum wage

This lesson focuses on the arguments for and against the imposition of a minimum wage on the economy. It is important for students to recognise that there is no definitive answer to this question but...

Price controls: review terms

I have included this page, which contains a PDF handout as a simple revision exercise. I find that many IB students get a degree of comfort from these short summary handouts.Available as a PDF file at:...

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