Graphing the impact of government decisions
You’re now going to build on the discussion you’ve just had in the previous task.
Assume from the graph below that the government wishes to see the quantity of rail services used to increase from the current equilibrium position of Qe to the level indicated by Qx for environmental, social and economic reasons.
Use this graph as the basis to outline various options available and consider both direct government intervention and other determinants of supply and demand in this market, to bring about an increase in the use of rail services.
Consider all the implications of the decisions and redraw the demand and/or supply curves to support your arguments. Identify the movements of the supply and demand curves to illustrate an equilibrium position. Post it on this Padlet wall and add a description explaining why things have moved the way they have. Your description should refer to the points we’ve covered this week and use some of the key terms introduced.
Help using Padlet
Padlet is a simple tool that allows you to post your ideas and/or share media (eg images, video) with other learners.
To add your content to the wall, select the + icon or double-click on the wall itself. You will then be able to either upload what you have discovered or link to a URL that is available in your browser address bar. For more information on how to post, please visit the Padlet website.
If you have trouble uploading your visual representation, you may try to use another wall or create a link of what you have created that you can post in the comments area below, along with your comments.
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