Principles of Economics 2e
Principles of Economics 2e
2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781947172364
Author: Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
Publisher: OpenStax
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Why does regulatory capture reduce the persuasiveness of the case for regulating industries for the benefit of consumers?

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Why does regulatory capture reduce the persuasiveness of the case for regulating industries for the benefit of consumers?
Which of the following is not one of the three basic situations in which regulation is imposed?   a.  externalities     b.  natural monopoly     c.  price fixing     d.  imperfect information
Given what you know about regulatory capture, can you describe a possible scenario where accusations of restrictive practices ends up limiting competition, rather than extending it?

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Principles of Economics 2e

Ch. 11 - What is a corporate merger? What is an...Ch. 11 - What is the goal of antitrust policies?Ch. 11 - How do we measure a four-firm concentration ratio?...Ch. 11 - How do we measure a Herfindahl—Hirshman Index?...Ch. 11 - Why can it be difficult to decide what a market is...Ch. 11 - What is a minimum resale price maintenance...Ch. 11 - What is exclusive dealing? How might it reduce...Ch. 11 - What is a tie-in sale? How might it reduce...Ch. 11 - What is predatory pricing? How might it reduce...Ch. 11 - If public utilities are a natural monopoly, what...Ch. 11 - If public utilities are a natural monopoly, what...Ch. 11 - What is cost-plus regulation?Ch. 11 - What is price cap regulation?Ch. 11 - What is deregulation? Name some industries that...Ch. 11 - What is regulatory capture?Ch. 11 - Why does regulatory capture reduce the...Ch. 11 - Does either the four-firm concentration ratio or...Ch. 11 - What would be evidence of serious competition...Ch. 11 - Can you think of any examples of successful...Ch. 11 - If you were developing a product (like a web...Ch. 11 - In the middle of the twentieth century, major U.S....Ch. 11 - Why are urban areas willing to subsidize urban...Ch. 11 - Deregulation, like all changes in government...Ch. 11 - Do you think it is possible for government to...Ch. 11 - Use Table 11.5 to calculate the four-firm...Ch. 11 - Use Table 11.5 and Table 11.6 to calculate the...Ch. 11 - If the transit system were allowed to operate as...Ch. 11 - If the transit system were regulated to operate...Ch. 11 - If the transit system were regulated to provide...
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