Should the Ethanol Blender's Credit Be Eliminated?

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017


Provides a vehicle for teaching the basic economic model of government subsidies using supply and demand curves. Enable students to determine the deadweight loss of the ethanol tax credit for the year 2006. Enables discussion of the possible benefits of the ethanol tax credit including reducing reliance on foreign oil and reducing carbon emissions. Careful interpretation of the economic evidence in the case is essential for students to develop a coherent point of view on these potential benefits.



Besanko, D. and Ulan, M. (2017), "Should the Ethanol Blender's Credit Be Eliminated?", Kellogg School of Management Cases.

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