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US Macroeconomics

Give a specific example of how you used the marginal decision-making principle to choose between two alternatives. Give an example of a public good What is the current minimum wage in the U.S.? Give an example of cap and trade legislation. The automobile industry operates in a(n)___________________

Product Evolution from One Market Structure to Another

Please answer the questions below: 1. Describe how a product might evolve from one market structure to another and what that means as to the price, competition and number for firms producing that product. 2. Are there any lessons from microeconomics that could be applied to revisiting our current economic regulations and

Four Market Types

Part 1 Summarize the differences between the following four market types. 1. Monopoly 2. Oligopoly 3. Perfect Competition 4. Monopolistic Competition Part 2 Provide a general explanation of how businesses may maximize profits within each of the aforementioned market types.

Conduct an Information Interview

Read the following: “How to Build Your Network” by Brian Uzzi and Shannon Dunlap Harvard Business Review article, no. R0512B Conduct an information interview using the instructions of the above article document readings. Informational Interviewing Tutorial. Accessed August 12, 2009, at:

True and False Problems

True/False 1. The basic economic decision rule is to undertake an action only when the marginal benefit of an action exceeds its marginal cost. 2. If caviar prices doubled, while sales of caviar rose 20 percent, this example would definitely refute the law of demand. 3. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch not only destroye

Compensation of Monopoly Workers

Answer 3 out of 6 questions. 1. Do employees of monopolies get paid more compared to workers (who do the same work) in other industries that are not monopolies? 2. What are some major ways that the "product is differentiative" among internet service providers? 3. What barriers to entry are there for the gasoline retail

Need help interpreting and answering two questions

Looking for help interpreting and answering two questions that relate to the article attached. Questions: 1.Minimum pricing allows a firm to stop retailers from lowering prices on competition with each other. Do you agree that there are "benefits to consumers" that would outweigh the benefit of lower prices; i.e., should fir

Ten basic microeconomics discussion questions

1. List four shift factors of demand and explain how each affects demand. 2. In 1999, Domino's Pizza, a corporate sponsor of the Washington Redskins (a football team) offered to reduce the price of its medium-size pizza by $1 for every touchdown scored by the Redskins during the previous week. Until that year, the Re

Explain antitrust policy and regulation.

How does antitrust policy and regulation affect economic welfare? Please explain in details. Please include any citations (APA) resources, if necessary. Thank you!

Define and give an example of perfect price discrimination.

1- Define and give an example of perfect price discrimination. Explain how price (rate) regulation may improve the performance of monopolies. In your answer distinguish between (a) socially optimal (marginal cost) pricing and (b) fair return (average and total cost) pricing. 2- How does monopolistic competition differ

Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly Case Study: Milk, Including Honey Fronterra, created in 2001 by New Zealand lawmakers, benefits some 13,000 dairymen instead of all the citizens of the country. The fortunes of the dairy industry lead the New Zealand economy. Fronterra, the dominant player, is: · Export focused · A commodity player · Deals with exchange rates, particularly the U.S. dollar · Is plugged into the Knowledge Economy (a government sponsored program) · Has the backing of powerful lawmakers who overrode previous legislation on competition policy issues Dissidents state that "if the government really wanted to make transformational change in New Zealand, it would insist that Fronterra was not captive to its current owners, particularly because Cabinet Ministers frequently claim that one of the reasons why New Zealand companies do not maximize their growth is the lack of ambition of their owner-shareholders, who do not want to dilute their holdings and who are content to take regular cheques and an easy lifestyle." They would prefer that ordinary New Zealanders be allowed to buy stock in the venture. Source: Fran O'Sullivan, "Pressure on NZ's Big Cheese," New Zealand Herald, December 20, 2004. Questions: 1. What would the textbook call this market structure? 2. Is this a case of collusion? 3. Why is any collusion fragile? 4. Are the central elements of an oligopoly present in the story? 5. Would citizens be better served if ownership in Fonterra was open to all?

Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly Case Study: Milk, Including Honey Fronterra, created in 2001 by New Zealand lawmakers, benefits some 13,000 dairymen instead of all the citizens of the country. The fortunes of the dairy industry lead the New Zealand economy. Fronterra, the dominant player, is: · Export focused

Competition and Market Power

Review and answer the following questions: 1. The official "Incredible Edible Egg" Web Site: Go to: This website is sponsored by the American Egg Board. Among other things, the site is clearly an advertisement for the egg industry. Have you ever seen or do you expect to see advertising for individu

The behavior of Profit-Maximizing Firm

Please refer attached file for diagrams. 1)The demand curve facing each wool producer is ________ starting at $3.00 per pound. a.Downward sloping b.Upward sloping c.Vertical d.Horizontal 2)If a firm in a perfectly competitive industry raises price above market price, a.Its total revenue will increase b.Its profit wil

Regulation, Antitrust, Public Goods, and Public Choice

Question 1 Discuss the rationale for government regulation of firms with market power. Is regulation in the consumer's interest or in the producer's interest and how might this control special interest groups? Question 2 There is a tendency to turn problems of market failure over to the government. However, a representa

Traditional examples of natural monopolies

How does globalization lead to greater competition in the market place? What are the implications for market structure in industries opened to global competition? What is an example of a natural monopoly? Will a monopoly always produce at a profit-maximizing level of output? Explain.

profit and optimal price

The Appalachian Coal Company sells coal to electric utilities in the southeast. Unfortunately, Appalachian's coal has high particulate content and therefore the company is adversely affected by state and local regulations governing smoke and dust emissions at its customers' electricity-generating plants. Appalachian's total cost

Killer Cars and the Rise of the SUV discussion questions

Discussion Questions: 1. Why did Congress pass the CAFE standard? 2. Does your answer to question 1 imply either that consumers do not know what is in their own best interest or that firms will not voluntarily provide the goods (including fuel economy) consumers want to purchase? 3. Suppose that Congress really knows what the

Future Market Conditions

Help explain this Future Market Conditions toe the Music Industry and Compact Disc Sales, address the following topics: 1-Cost structure (wages and benefits; fixed and variable costs) 2-Impact of government regulations

Discussion Question

Answer the following question in your own words without quoting anyone: Why do industrial economies find it necessary to have antitrust regulations? Include in your answer a discussion of the different types of mergers, and alternatives if any, to antitrust policy.

Opposition of Free Market in Depository Financial Institution

The free market is the best regulator of business." Discuss why the U.S. public has not accepted this concept for regulating depository financial institutions. [In other words, why is there much less opposition to bank regulations as compared to possible regulation of, say, the automobile industry or the fashion industry?] At l

Supply and Demand / Market structures

1) What are the advantages and limitations of supply and demand? 2) Analyze how organizations in each market structure (perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly) maximize profits.

Externalities from an Economic Perspective

Externalities - is a cost or benefit experienced by a third party to a resource transfer. Discuss the following: a) An externality problem is a problem of incomplete information, since profits fail to accurately report gains and losses to society, True or false? elaborate b) How can the government intervene to make society b

Market Imperfections - Monopolies

Monopolies: Discuss the following statements in Detail a) are a good thing since they transfer resources from lower-valued to higher- valued activities thereby helping to maximize society's happiness? b) are bad because they produce too little output; thereby decreasing society's happiness c) a monopoly problem arises whene

Government Regulation

1. List and explain in detail three benefits of regulation. 2. List and explain in detail three benefits of deregulation 3. a. Is there too much government regulation today? Why or why not? b. Explain the impact of regulation on prices. c. Explain the impact of regulation on business investment.