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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

What, if anything, do all firms in all four market structures have in common?

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Determine the market structure that is common in all the four firms.

Explanation

The common criterion in all the four firms’ market structure based on the pricing decision is that all the firms produce the quantity of output where the marginal cost is equal to marginal revenue.

Concept

Perfect competition: Perfect competition is a type of market structure, which is considered by a large number of sellers and buyers who exist in the market, no barriers to entry and exit, selling the homogenous commodity, and the firm is known as a price taker.

Monopoly: Monopoly is a type of market structure, which is considered by a single seller who exists in the market, high barriers to entry and exit, selling goods that have no close substitutes, and the firm is known as the price maker.

Monopolistic competition: Monopolistic competition is a type of market structure, which is considered by a large number of buyers and sellers who exist in the market, few barriers of entry and exit, differentiated products, and the firms have some control over the market price.

Oligopoly: Oligopoly is the type of market structure, which is considered by few sellers who exist in the market with a large market share, high barriers to entry, and selling differentiated products.

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