ajaz_eco_204_2012_2013_chapter_16_Market_Power

Eco 204 s ajaz hussain do not distribute the

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Unformatted text preview: nd D notice that for all units produced (except for the ultimate the monopolist has positive total producer’s surplus In the graphs above the rectangle: ∫( ) ( unit where ) so that is the area of the green ) Note that producer’s surplus is generally not the same thing as profits which is: ∫( ) Let’s model all consumers in the market as a single “representative” consumer. Notice that in both cases where the monopolist produces positive output, this “representative” consumer has positive consumer surplus measured as: 58 ECO 204 Chapter 16: Analysis of Firms with Market Power (this version 2012-2013) University of Toronto, Department of Economics (STG). ECO 204, S. Ajaz Hussain. Do not distribute. ∫( ) ∫( ) The price that the representative consumer is willing to pay for a particular unit is read off the demand curve – in the graphs above, is the area of the yellow triangle: ∫( ) ( ) Since for all units purchased (except for the ultimate unit where ) the representative consumer has positive consumer’s surplus Recall from consumer theory that if the representative consumer has a quasi-linear () utility function of th...
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