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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406

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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406
Textbook Problem

When a single-price monopolist maximizes profits, price is greater than marginal cost. In other words, buyers are willing to pay more for additional units of output than the units cost to produce. Given this situation, why doesn’t the monopolist produce more?

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The profit-maximizing price and output of monopoly.

Explanation

Because of the downward sloping demand curve, monopoly can set either price or quantity at a time. For selling additional quantity, it is required to reduce the price...

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