Who has the power and the motivation to interfere with the market?
Why would the government feel it should interfere with the market?
Time to Think Questions:
1. What are some negative effects to a price floor?
2. What is a modern example of a price floor?
3. What happens if the minimum wage is above the equilibrium?
4. What are price floors used for?
Try to come up with specific examples for each of these questions.
This is a PPT so it is to be used as a teaching resource. It has many pictures and very few words...
I have added questions (in order to encourage discussion) and a script (for teachers) with possible answers.