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1. Firms in Competitive Markets

The official "Incredible Edible Egg" Web Site: Go to: http://www.aeb.org/ (Retrieved May 17, 2010). This website is sponsored by the American Egg Board. Among other things, the site is clearly an advertisement for the egg industry. Have you ever seen or do you expect to see advertising for individual egg producers? What characteristics of the good make the market competitive?

2. Monopoly

Microsoft: Go to http://www.debeers.com/ (Retrieved May 17, 2010). Does a monopoly firm produce this product? What characteristics of the good make the market monopolistic? Explain.

3. Oligopoly

The OPEC Oil Cartel Go to www.opec.org (Retrieved May 17, 2010). What are the organization's stated goals, which countries are members, and when was it founded? Is it normal for them to be successful in keeping oil prices high, or have they faced difficulties in keeping the cartel united in the past?

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Firms in Competitive Markets

Many firms are dealing with the egg production because the demand of eggs is increasing day by day. No, the advertising for individual egg producers has not been seen because none of the companies individually involved in the egg industry. It may be possible in future, or in the case if the eggs will become branded i.e. the branded companies will start producing eggs and start promoting it. The advertisements are shown for a bulk of egg producers, not for a single egg producer, for example- American Egg Board (AEB) (Incredible edible egg, 2010).

Characteristics of goods for making competitive market

There are various characteristics of the goods that increase the market competition which are as follows:

Differentiation in product attributes-Differentiation in the attributes of goods or products plays an important role in increasing market competition. The packaging, labeling, quality etc. are the important attributes of the products that influence the demand of the products in the market. Thus, it makes the market competitive (Norman, Thisse, & Phlips, 2000).

Price of the product-Price of the products is the most important aspect in every market. It also influences the economy. Many producers set different prices for their products in the market. So the differentiation in the prices of different products makes the market competitive (Norman, Thisse, & Phlips, 2000).

Supply and demand of products-Demand and supply of the products is an essential factor that influences the market. Every producer has to produce according to the needs and demands of the customers, so that they can make good profits. They also have to supply the product according to the consumers. So supply and demand ...

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3. How do shortages and surpluses develop?
4. What types of shortages and surpluses affect you either personally or in your work environment?

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a. What causes the changes in supply and demand?
b. How do shifts in supply and demand affect your decision making?
c. List four key points in the study of economics.

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