611514 - Firms with Market Power Essentially firms with...

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14.1 Firms with Market Power Essentially firms with market power(aka.monopoly power) include all firms that are not price-takers or are not confronted with a perfectly elastic demand curve. Thus, market power means that the firm has some control over price. It can raise price without losing all of its sales. Thus, this chapter includes firms with significant price control and firms with some but little price control.
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14.2 (Pure) Monopoly The characteristics of the monopoly model are: A single firm in the market. That firm produces a unique product with no close substitutes. Barriers to entry into the industry. Firm has significant price control.
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14.3 Monopolistic Competition A different market structure that still reflects market power is monoplistic competition. As its name implies it includes competitive as well as monopoly elements.
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14.4 Monopolistic Competition The characteristics of the monopolistic competition are: A large number of firms in the market. That each firm produces and sells a differentiated product with other firm’s products being close substitutes. Low barriers to entry into the industry. Firm has some price control but it is limited by the number of available substitutes.
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14.5 Measurement of Market Power Economists have developed several quantitative measures of the degree of
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