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Competitive Analysis

Competition and Market Power

1. Firms in Competitive Markets

The official "Incredible Edible Egg" Web Sit http://www.aeb.org/ is sponsored by the American Egg Board. Among other things, the site is clearly an advertisement for the egg industry. Do you expect to see advertising for individual egg producers? What characteristics of the good make the market competitive?

2. Monopoly

Does a monopoly firm produce this product? What characteristics of the good make the market monopolistic? Explain.

3. Monopolistic Competition

The Fast Food Industry such as McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendys. Are these three firms participating in a monopolistically competitive market? What characteristics of the good make the market monopolistically competitive? Explain.

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1) The identical nature of the product, ie, egg, make the egg industry competitive. I do not expect to see advertising for individual egg producers as it is a perfectly competitive market.

2) Does a monopoly firm produce this product? What characteristics of the good make ...

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Competitive Analysis and Business Cycles (Competition and Market Power)

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