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Principles of Microeconomics

7th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781305156050

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Principles of Microeconomics

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

Little Kona is a small coffee company that is considering entering a market dominated by Big Brew. Each company’s profit depends on whether Little Kona enters and whether Big Brew sets a high price or a low price:

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a. Does either player in this game have a dominant strategy?

b. Does your answer to part (a) help you figure out what the other player should do?

c. What is the Nash equilibrium? Is there only one?

d. Big Brew threatens Little Kona by saying, “If you enter, we’re going to set a low price, so you had better stay out.” Do you think Little Kona should believe the threat? Why or why not?

c. If the two firms could collude and agree on how to split the total profits, what outcome would they pick?

Subpart (a):

To determine
The dominant strategy and Nash equilibrium.

Explanation

Whether Little Kona enters or not, the Big Brew would want to maintain a high price. This implies that Big Brew has a dominant strategy of maintaining a high price...

Subpart (b):

To determine
The dominant strategy and Nash equilibrium.

Subpart (c):

To determine
The dominant strategy and Nash equilibrium.

Subpart (d):

To determine
The dominant strategy and Nash equilibrium.

Subpart (e):

To determine
The dominant strategy and Nash equilibrium.

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