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Principles of Economics 2e

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364

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Principles of Economics 2e

2nd Edition
Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364
Textbook Problem

Assuming that the market for cigarettes is in perfect competition, what does allocative and productive efficiency imply in this case? What does it not imply?

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The implications of allocative efficiency and productive efficiency in a perfectly competitive market of cigarettes.

Explanation

In economics efficiency is defined in two ways, namely allocative efficiency and productive efficiency. In a perfectly competitive market, since firms do not have any market power to increase prices, the allocation of goods and services are done by the market forces only...

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