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Price Fixing

Can you help me get started with the following: Price fixing is a per se violation of the Clayton Antitrust Act. From the materials in the library and the Internet, find an example of a price fixing case or other violations of U.S. antitrust law. - Identify the firms in the case. - Describe the firms and their industry.

Market Structure, Performance and Conduct

Please help with the following problem. Explain how market structure affects market performance and conduct. Identify three types of government regulation that help to improve market performance and conduct and explain how each regulation achieves its objectives and the economic justification for the regulations.

Cost and Demand Conditions of a Monopoly

Please provide calculation of each question. Please see attached. 1. The profit-maximizing level of output for the monopoly is: 2. The profit-maximizing price for the monopoly is: 3. At the profit-maximizing output, the monopolist's total revenue equals: 4. At the profit-maximizing output, the monopolist's tota

Should authorities be more lenient and permit more mergers?

While the Department of Justice and FTC have allowed some mergers and prohibited others, the industry's average price has tended to fall whenever a merger has been permitted. Is it correct then to infer that the authorities should have been more lenient and permitted more mergers?

Is Microsoft a Monopoly?

I need some help with this question: Is Microsoft a monopoly? Why or why not? If it is not now, was it ever? If it is, should it be broken up?

Economics: monopoly, oligopoly, cartel

-Explain the difference between a monopoly and an oligopoly, and a cartel. -Provide an example of a monopoly, an oligopoly, and a cartel. -What are the welfare effects of monopolies and oligopolies. -How does game theory explain the interactions of firms within oligopolies and cartels? -What is the economic purpose of OPEC.

Price Discrimination and Economic Profits

Many airline routes worldwide are served by only one airline (a monopoly). Within the U.S., these are often from a small or mid-sized city to a major carrier hub and frequently operated by a regional carrier under contract to the larger airline. Will these monopolies typically earn economic profits? Why do not other airlines

Herfindahl-Hirshman index

The problem gives this chart: Competitor Rank Market A Market B Market C Market D 1 40 25 10 50 2 30 25 10 25 3 15 10 8 10 4 10 10 8 10 5 5 6 8 2 6 5 8 2 7 5

examples of perfect competition

One of the components of the perfect competition is that they have similiar products, not differentiated,as in Monopolistic competition, so I thought that all groceries like Winn Dixie, Publics and etc. offer almost the same product, they mostly compete in advertising and prices, not in products they sell. Then, can you give

Competition Strategy

9. Professor Michael Porters generic strategy options for competing are the differentiation approach and the cost leadership approach. The first involves competing by having a better product and the second by having a lower cost that ones competitors. Relate this strategy to the monopolistic competitive model.

Game Theory

Use game theory analysis to describe the competitive behavior of Coke and Pepsi making specific references to actions taken by each firm. What conclusions can you draw about this type of competitive strategy?

Non-Monopolized Product or Service

Imagine monopolizing a service or product of your choice. Discuss how you would go about setting prices for your product or service. Select a non-monopolized product or service with which you are familiar and determine how the consumption of that product or service would differ if it were controlled by a monopoly.

Competition and Monopoly

How many real industries can you name that are oligopolies? How many operate under monopolistic competition? Perfect competition? Which of these is most difficult to find I reality? Why do you think this is so?

Evaluate the theater manager's pricing strategy

QuadPlex Cinema is the only movie theater in Idaho Falls. The nearest rival movie theater, the Cedar Bluff Twin, is 35 miles away in Pocatello. Thus QuadPlex Cinema possesses a degree of market power. Despite having market power, QuadPlex Cinema is currently suffering losses. In a conversation with the owners of QuadPlex, the ma

Economic Factors

You want to start a company, and are trying to decide between two different industries. You are doing your final research before you write your business plan. Industry A has 20 firms and a Concentration Ratio (CR) of 30% â?¢What is the name for this type of industry? â?¢Describe some of this industry's characteristics

The role of advertising for the marketplace is examined.

In the early 1980's just as serious health effects were being noted about sugar consumption, Kellogg's changed the name of Sugar Pops to Corn Pops (the sugar content did not change) and the name of Sugar Flakes to Frosted Flakes (still sugar content remained the same); General Mills produces two cereals (Total and Wheaties) that

Provide examples of a monopoly market.

We study the first two (of four) market structures: perfect competition and monopoly. They are at opposite ends of spectrum as far as market structures go. There are many factors that are used to differentiate these structures including: who establishes the price, the number of firms, barriers to entry, types of products, i

Predicting profit maximizing price

Monopoly Rinks is the only ice skating facility in Mapleville. The next closest rink is about 100 miles away. It has determined that its demand curve is Q = 123 - 0.5P - 0.25 Pc + .01 Y where Q is the quantity of seasonal passes sold, P is the price for seasonal pass, Pc is the average price for concession items, and Y is aver

Calculating profit maximizing price of seasonal passes

Monopoly Rinks is the only ice skating facility in Mapleville. The next closest rink is about 100 miles away. It has determined that its demand curve is Q = 123 - 0.5P - 0.25 Pc + .01 Y where Q is the quantity of seasonal passes sold, P is the price for seasonal pass, Pc is the average price for concession items, and Y is

Arguments Related to Patent Laws

Patents have been defended by some on the grounds that they stimulate inventive activity. Others have argued for changes in current patent laws because: a) Resources are misallocated by the grant of a patent monopoly. b) Patents may not be necessary to encourage inventive activity. c) The current patent monopoly perio

Pricing strategies for market structures

Provide detailed analysis of pricing strategies specifically related to each type of market structures: Perfect competition Monopolistic Competition Oligopoly Monopoly

Price change

Movie theaters, airlines, and many other businesses like to charge customers different prices based on time of the day, age, and purchase dates. Why? Provide an example of a price discrimination for a good or service that you thought it to unfair. Do you still believe that the discrimination is unjustifiable

Monopolistic competition

The monopolist and the perfect competitor differ in that: they face different demand curves the monopolist does not always produce at an output at which MC=MR the monopolist is always a large firm the monopolist is more efficient The monopolist is a(n): imperfect competitor and has a horizontal demand

Effects of monopolies on society are noted.

Details: There are many different types of monopolies which exist within the market. you are going to talk about the different kind of monopolies, their place in the market, and their effect on society. please discuss the following: - Define a monopoly. - Find two examples of monopolies and they cannot be the same type of mo

Managerial Economics

Use the following data for a pure monopoly to calculate the firm's: (a) total revenue, marginal revenue, marginal costs, and average total cost; (b) its profit-maximizing output level and produce price; (c) its profit. (d) Use the price-cost formula to determine whether or not the firm's operations are productive