# Price discrimination

3. SAR Publisher is a monopolist in publishing a textbook on Hong Kong economy. Besides the Hong Kong market, SAR Publisher also sells this textbook in the US. Suppose SAR Publisher can produce this textbook at a constant marginal cost of $20 per copy and the demand curves for the two markets are given by:

QUS = 48, 000 - 600PUS;

QHK = 42, 000 - 300PHK,

where all prices are in expressed US dollars.

(a) What conditions must be satisfied for SAR Publisher to practice price

discrimination between the two markets?

(b) Assume that the conditions you described in part (a) are satisfied. What

price will SAR Publisher charge its textbook in each market, assuming

there is no shipping cost?

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3. SAR Publisher is a monopolist in publishing a textbook on Hong Kong economy. Besides the Hong Kong market, SAR Publisher also sells this textbook in the

US. Suppose SAR Publisher can produce this textbook at a constant marginal cost of $20 per copy and the demand curves for the two markets are given by:

QUS = 48, 000 - 600PUS;

QHK = 42, 000 - 300PHK,

where all prices ...

#### Solution Summary

Price discrimination is contextualized. A monopolist in publishing a textbook on Hong Kong economy is determined.