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Economics (MindTap Course List)

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Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383

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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383
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“Excess capacity is the price we pay for product differentiation.” Evaluate this statement in terms of monopolistic competition.

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Evaluate the statement “excess capacity is the price pay for product differentiation” in terms of monopolistic competition.

Explanation

The excess capacity of production in the monopolistic competition occurs where there is a gap between the profit-maximizing output and minimum average total cost (ATC) output. According to the excess capacity theorem, in the long-run, the monopolistic competitor produces output that is s...

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