If the industry decided to operate under one of the other three remaining marker structure, how would equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity differ? Would it be higher, lower, the same? Why© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 11:43 pm ad1c9bdddf
The market structure best suited for the pharmaceutical industry is oligopoly. The primary reason being that pharmaceutical industry requires a lot of investment in research and development and either perfect competition or monopolistic competition do not provide enough incentive in terms of long term profits to encourage R&D. The consequence will be in case of either of those structures the market will stop producing new drugs and that will be harmful to the society.
Monopoly provides long term profit but the catch is if there is a ...
The most fitting for a pharmaceutical industry's market structure is discussed.