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Roger A. Arnold
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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383
Textbook Problem

Why does the monopolists demand curve lie above its marginal revenue curve?

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The slope of a marginal revenue curve and the demand curve of a monopoly.

Explanation

In monopoly, the demand curve is negatively sloped because a single price monopoly can set either price or quantity at a time. Then, in order to sell additional quantity, it is required to cut the price that would reduce the marginal revenue, and then the marginal revenue is below its price level or...

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