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#questThe demand for and supply of labour in a certain industry are given by the equations

Nd = 400 - 2w
Ns = 240 + 2w

Where Nd ( is the number of workers employers want to hire )
Where Ns ( is the number of people willing to work, and both demand and supply depend on the real
wage w'' which is measured in dollars per day )
Question
1. Find employment and real wage in the labour market equilibrium
2. Suppose the minimum wage is $50 per day
(a) Find employment and total unemployment

(b) Is anyone made better by the minimum wage? anyone Worse off ? (consider workers, employers, society and taxpayers

(c) Instaed of a minimum wage, suppose there is unemployment benefit that pays $50 per day. Workers are indifferent between earning a wage of $50 per day and remaining unemployed and collecting the benefit.
Demonstrarte using work/leisure diagram that this unemployment benefit reduces incentives.ion..
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