Demand curves faced by monopolists and competitive firms
3. How does the demand curve faced by a purely monopolistic seller differ from that confronting a purely competitive firm? Why does it differ? Of what significance is the difference? Why is the pure monopolistâ??s demand curve typically not perfectly elastic?
5. Suppose a pure monopolist is faced with the demand schedule that follows and the same cost data as the competitive producer discussed in question #3 (above).
Calculate the missing total-revenue and marginal-revenue amounts, and determine the profit-maximizing price and profit-earning output for his monopolist. What is the monopolistâ??s profit?
Price ($) Quantity demanded Total Revenue ($) Marginal Revenue ($)
9. U.S. Pharmaceutical companies charge different prices for prescription drugs to buyers in different nations, depending of the elasticity of demand and government-imposed price ceilings. Explain why these companies, for profit reason, oppose laws allowing reimportation of their drugs back into the United States.
Demand curves faced by monopolists and competitive firms; pharmaceuticals and price discrimination
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