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What does DWL stand for?

DWL stands for Deadweight Loss (microneconomics)

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Deadweight loss Landsburg lays out beautifully why economists think taxes are bad.
One of the most well known of these pictures is the Harberger triangle, which is used to illustrate the deadweight loss from market restrictions such as monopoly power, quantity restrictions, and price ceilings and floors.
EFFICIENCY LOSS OF THE TAX-QUANTIFICATION In order to quantify, further on, the efficiency loss of a tax we need to compute the value of the above mentioned deadweight loss (of the real economy too), for which we use the following graph: [FIGURE 1 OMITTED] To quantify the area of these two triangles we use, as basis of our calculations, the formula used for quantifying the area of a triangle: (base x height) /2.