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To provide incentives for increased efficiency, several regulatory agencies have eliminated ceilings on the profits of regulated firms but instead put caps on their prices. Suppose that a regulated firm manages to cut its prices in half, but in the process it doubles its profits. Should rational consumers consider this to be a good or a bad development? Why?

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Microeconomics: Principles & Policy

14th Edition
William J. Baumol + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337794992

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Microeconomics: Principles & Policy

14th Edition
William J. Baumol + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337794992
Chapter 14, Problem 6DQ
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To provide incentives for increased efficiency, several regulatory agencies have eliminated ceilings on the profits of regulated firms but instead put caps on their prices. Suppose that a regulated firm manages to cut its prices in half, but in the process it doubles its profits. Should rational consumers consider this to be a good or a bad development? Why?

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