Consider such a firm in the short run, when labour is the only variable input. If the firm faces a product price, P, which it cannot alter by changing its output, will it have an upward-sloping product supply curve or will its short-run supply curve be downward-sloping? Will an increase in demand cause P to rise by more, less, or the same as the demand increase? You may assume diminishing returns to labour and constant returns to scale in production.
The firm has an upward sloping supply curve because of diminishing... View the full answer