First-time homebuyers creditin 2009 as well as 2010 the us

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First-Time Homebuyers Credit

In 2009 as well as 2010 the US government instituted a program where all first-time homebuyers received an $8,000 tax credit upon the purchase of a new house. In April 2010, just prior to the credit's expiration, sales rose 7.6% as well as the median US home cost rose 4% to from $167,000 to $174.000. Assume that all buyers received the $8,000 subsidy.

(a) Show the effects of the subsidy on a graph.

(b) Assuming that all buyers received the credit, estimate the own cost elasticity of demand as well as well as own cost elasticity of supply

(c) Who gained more from the subsidy, buyers or sellers?

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