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Monopoly and Competition Problem

The optimum market quantitiy in a competitive market if: P=100-.5q MR = 100-q Ac= 10$ per unit Is this the way you calculate it? If not, how do you do it? Profit =MC=MR 10 = 100-q 90 = q How do you then calculate the quantity brought to market by a monopolist?

Corporate Finance: Payback Period (Discounted, Required); NPV

Question 1 You are considering an investment in a project with a life of eight years, an initial outlay of $120,000 and annual after-tax cash flows of $52,000. The project also requires an increase in inventories of $22,000. This $22,000 investment in inventories is required at the outset of the project and will be released wh

I need the answer illustrated with graphs.

I would really apriciate it if you could explain the answer in a detailed way with graphs.Thank you. Firms in pure competition take the market price as given and produce the level of output which will maximize their profits.This quantity can be determined graphically by using either the total revenue, total cost approach or

Basic MicroEconomics Help

1) Suppose you know the average total cost and the average variable cost for a given level of output, Q. Which of the following costs can you NOT determine given this information? a) Total cost b) Average fixed cost c) Fixed cost d) Variable cost e) You can determine all of the above costs given the information provided

Profit/Price trade-off curve

What is a profit/price trade-off curve and how does it relate to moving from a competitive industry to a monopoly industry?

Calculate the Expected Cost of Defects if Not Inspected

Your company currently using an inspection process in its materials receiving department is trying to initiate an overall cost reduction program. One possible reduction is the elimination of one of the inspection positions. This position tests materials that have a defective content on the average of 0.04. By inspecting all item


From Figure 1, a monopsonist's supply curve is the same as the market supply curve, and the marginal revenue product curve of team owners, the extra revenue generated by an additional worker, is represented by MRP. The marginal cost curve facing the team owners, is MC. The marginal cost curve is greater than the cost of additi

4 Economics Questions...

Just answers the 4 questions below using some economic concepts. 1.) give an example that depicts the law of diminishing marginal returns. Please do not use the example for the questions below, use something else. 2.)Please give comment and what you think??? I am going to use labor examples from my old profession. I owne

Specialized task assingnment vs. broad task assingment

Discuss the costs and benefits of specialized task assignment relative to broad task assignment. What variables are likely to be particularly important in determining the optimal choice between these two alternatives?

Lon Run Average cost curve

I. What assumption gives rise to a U-shaped long run average cost curve for the firm? (Describe shortly) II.What ways firms in on oligopoly try to elminate or control the consequences of this charcteristic?

Marginal return

(i) Suppose a firm's short-run average cost curve is U shaped: what does this imply about the marginal return to the variable input? (ii) Comment on the following statement: "Average cost includes both fixed and variable costs, whereas marginal cost only includes variable costs. Therefore, marginal cost is never greater than ave

Perfect Competitor, Short run, long run

Output= 2000 unit Total Fixed Cost= $4000 Price of Labor= $80 price of Capital= $320 Marginal Product of Labor= 20 Marginal Product of Capital= 80 Price of output= $8 Long Run Marginal Cost= $8 Average Product of labor= 40 What Advice should be given for Short run and Long run and why? If output rises $10 do

Case Study Questions

Bonco, Incorporated: A Firm in Transition Bonco, Incorporated, produces a patented surgical device known as the incis-a-matic. The device has been sold successfully in the U.S. market, but it has been produced in two of the company's outdated plants, in Columbus, Ohio, and in Cincinnati, Ohio. Barry Cosgrove, a young econ

Marginal Revenue Product & Input

The MRP of an input is... a) the selling price of the last unit of OUTPUT b) the increment of total revenue resulting from the use of an additional unit of input. c) used in determining marginal product d) harder to determine in pure competition than in monopoly e) harder to determine in pure competition than in o

Monopolist behavior

If a viable monopolist must pay a new franchise tax ( a flat sum to operate), he will unless profits fall below zero: a) increase output. b) decrease output. c) lower price. d) make no change in price or quantity, but earn less profits e) raise price to keep profits at the same level.

Market Price

See attached file: If the market price increases to $15, the firm (described in the attached chart) will: a) shutdown b) earn economic profits c) produce more than 10 units of output d) produce less than 10 units of output e) both b and c are correct

Marginal Revenue

Suppose that a firm has the opportunity to employ a new machine that will increase production by five units and will cost $10 to purchase. If each unit of output can be sold for $5, then the: a) marginal revenue product of the machine is less than its cost, and the firm should not take advantage of the opportunity. b) mar

Important information about Competitive Firms

Suppose an imperfect competitor faces the demand schedule attached and its marginal cost is constant at $2. If the firm is able to produce any output level, then it maximizes profits at (see attachment)

Cost & Efficiency

88. If it is true that handling the mail does not get cheaper as the volume of mail increases, which of the following best explains this fact? A) The Post Office is run by the government and therefore is inefficient. B) The rule "the bigger the volume, the lower the cost" is true only if other things remain the same; since

Marginal Costs

A driver wishes to buy gasoline and have her car washed. She finds that the wash costs $3.00 when she buys 19 gallons at $1.00 each, but that if she buys 20 gallons, the car wash is free. Thus the marginal cost of the twentieth gallon of gas is: A) -$2.00. B) $0.00. C) $1.00. D) $2.00. E) none of the above.

Cost of Output -76

76. Given the curve shown below, the marginal product of labor will be maximized at: A) 0 units of output. B) 1 unit of output. C) 2 units of output. D) 3 units of output. E) not enough information to tell.

Financial Management

Please show work: Payne and McGough Corporation produces 5,000 units of part WOW internally for use in the assembly of its finished products. The unit cost of part WOW is based on a production level of 5,000 units per week as follows: Variable Cost $20.00 Fixed Cost 10.00 Total Cost/unit $30.00 Part WOW

Market share

One long distance company controls 60% of the market. Two others divide up most of the rest, with company B having about 20%. A growing slice of the market is taken up by small no name firms offering rock bottom pricing. There are other new threats. Give a choice should Company A compete with Company B on price or other di

Questions on marginal revenue product of labor

Marginal revenue product measures the: a. amount by which the extra production of one more worker increases a firm's total revenue. b. decline in product price that a firm must accept to sell the extra output of one more worker. c. increase in total resource cost resulting from the hire of one extra unit of a

Problem set

2. A firm finds that at its MR = MC output, its TC = $1000, TVC = $800, TFC = $200, and total revenue is $900. This firm should: (1 point) a. shut down in the short run. b. produce because the resulting loss is less than its TFC. c. produce because it will realize an economic profit. d. liquidate its a

Epren manufactures engine parts for an automobile manufacturer

Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- Epren manufactures engine parts for an automobile manufacturer. It operates 2 plants, which have the following production functions: Plant A: Qa = 30Sa - 0.25 Sa2 Plant B: Qb = 40Sb - 0.50Sb2 where Qa is the unit output from plant A, Qb is the unit ou

Production functions and cost

Please see the attached file for full problem description. --- 4 The production of barstools (q) is characterized by a production function of the form a. Derive general expressions for average productivity of labor and capital for barstool production as functions of K and L. (Hint: By definition, = q/L and = q/K)

Cartels and profit maximizing outputs

Company A and Company B are soft drink companies operating in the same country for two decades. The market demand curve for their soft drinks is given by Q = 119 - 0.5P. Company A's short-run and marginal costs are given by STC = 3q2 + 48q + 572 and SMC = 6q + 48. Company B's short run total and marginal costs are given by STC