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Some tennis clubs charge an up-front fee to join and a per-hour charge for court time. Others do not charge a membership fee but charge a higher per-hour fee for court time. Consider clubs in two different locations. One is located in a suburban area where the residents tend to be of similar age, income, and occupation. Which of the locations is more likely to charge a membership fee? Explain.

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The first kind of pricing (up-front fee plus per-hour charge) is a kind of price discrimination, which is usually ...

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Which of the locations is more likely to charge a membership fee? Explain.

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3) What is transfer pricing? Give an example.

4) Discuss the social welfare implications of price discrimination

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