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Microeconomics

13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617406

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Roger A. Arnold
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Why might profit regulation lead to rising costs for the regulated firm?

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Explain the reason why profit regulation leads to increase the cost of the regulated firms.

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Profit regulation is the government policy to set the market price equal to the average total cost (ATC), where the natural monopoly earns zero economic profit in the long-run. Since the firm is allowed to charge its price at an average total cost, if there is an incr...

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