Unformatted text preview: Y are, Px and Py respectively. Question 1
[15 Marks] a. What is the optimal consumption of X & Y? b. What level of utility is conferred by this bundle of goods if income is R200, Py = 2 and Px = 4? Question 2
[5 Marks] a. How does one decide in general if goods X & Y are complements or substitutes? b. Can you say whether X & Y are substitutes or complements in the situation above? The following information refers to questions 3 and 4: • Inverse Demand Curve: P = a – bQ • Number of firms: 2 • Cost structure: Firms have differentiated marginal costs: c1 for firm 1 and c2 for firm 2. Furthermore, c1 > c2. Question 3
[18 Marks] Assume that the market is operating in a Stackelberg Framework. a. Calculate the reaction function for firm 2 the follower.  b. From (a) above find the quantity outputs for the two firms.  Question 4
[12 Marks] Assume that the market is operating in a Bertrand Framework. What will the market outcome be, in terms of price, quantity and market share? Explain why. Total marks for Question 1: 50 2...
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- Spring '11
- Microeconomics, representative, E. Abstain