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Principles of Microeconomics

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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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Principles of Microeconomics

7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050
Textbook Problem

Does a monopolistic competitor produce too much or too little output compared to the most efficient level? What practical considerations make it difficult for policymakers to solve this problem?

To determine
The efficient level of output ina monopolistically competitive market.

Explanation

In the long run equilibrium in a monopolistically competitive market, price is above the marginal cost. This implies that a monopolistic competitor produces less than the efficient level of output; that is, too little output.

It is difficult for the policy makers to solve this problem based on the following practical considerations:

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