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Price discrimination and equilibrium in monopolistic competition

W. B. MacLeod

Price discrimination and equilibrium in monopolistic competition

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Published by Center for Operations Research & Econometrics in Louvain-la-Neuve .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementW.B. MacLeod, G. Norman and J.F. Thisse.
SeriesCORE discussion paper -- no.8506
ContributionsNorman, George, 1946-, Thisse, Jean-François.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22704308M

If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation. Therefore, the demand curve for Crest toothpaste, though downward sloping, is fairly elastic. He will distribute the total output OM in such a way that marginal revenues in the two sub-markets are equal. This aggregate marginal revenue curve depicts the total amount of output that can be sold in the two sub-markets taken together corresponding to each value of the marginal revenue.

A monopolistically competitive market is productively inefficient market structure because marginal cost is less than price in the long run. Therefore, the production under monopolistic competition is below the full capacity level. What matters is the convenience of shopping online, how well the products are described, and reviews of the products by consumers who actually bought the product. It is relatively easy for other firms to introduce new brands of toothpaste that might compete with Crest, Colgate, and so on. Thus, for the discriminating monopolist to be in equilibrium, the following conditions must be fulfilled: 1.

The firm's market share falls, and its demand curve shifts downward. Further, it will be easy to understand why trickle-up economics is the best tax policy and why trickle-down economics does not work. Furniture stores sell different types of furniture made of different materials such as oak, walnut, cherry, and maple. Competitive markets provide efficient outcomes, monopoly markets exhibit deadweight losses — monopolistic competition is somewhere in between, not as efficient as pure competition but less deadweight loss than a monopoly. Necessary Conditions for Price Discrimination: Price discrimination implies charging different prices for identical goods.


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Price discrimination and equilibrium in monopolistic competition by W. B. MacLeod Download PDF Ebook

In such an unfavourable situation there is no alternative for the firm except to make the best of the bad bargain. The typical Crest user might pay 25 or even 50 cents a tube more, but probably not a dollar more.

In the short run, an organization under monopolistic competition attains its equilibrium where marginal revenue equals marginal cost and sets its price according to its demand curve. Advertising serves to inform customers of the differentiated products and why they are superior over close substitutes.

Thus, price M1 P1 is greater than the price M2 P2.

Price Discrimination under Monopoly: Types, Degrees and Other details

This limits the profitability of producing Crest or Colgate. If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form. In a monopolistically competitive market, the consumer must collect and process information on a large number of different brands Price discrimination and equilibrium in monopolistic competition book be able to select the best of them.

For instance, contacts are made by only a few companies, but are marketed by many opticians, who charge widely varying prices. The groups are divided according to age, sex, and location. Likewise, people often buy brand-name drugs over generics, even though the generics are equally effective.

Therefore, the method of explaining equilibrium in respect of each of them separately is adopted, keeping the other two variables given and constant.

Since the market of an individual firm under perfect competition is completely merged with the general one, it can sell any amount of the good at the ruling market price. Hence, until the mids when Japanese producers became important competitors, the three major U.

In a perfectly competitive industry, the consumer is faced with many brands, but because the brands are virtually identical information gathering is also relatively inexpensive.

As a result of these heterogeneous conditions surrounding each firm, there will be differences in prices, in outputs scales of production and profits of the various firms in the group. The average revenue curve ARW of the producer in the world market is therefore a horizontal straight line and marginal revenue curve MRW coincides with it.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services. For instance, railways charge lower fares from senior citizens. In a monopoly market, the consumer is faced with a single brand, making information gathering relatively inexpensive.

Although consumers who prefer Crest will pay more for it, most of them will not pay much more.

Monopolistic Competition

The automobile market is also characterized by product differentiation. Some of the disadvantages of price discrimination as follows: i. The firm still has monopoly power; its long-run demand curve is downward sloping because the firm's particular brand is still unique.

This type of advertising is often used for products that are mostly Price discrimination and equilibrium in monopolistic competition book by personal taste, such as the advertising for soft drinks. You can help correct errors and omissions.The Theory of Monopolistic Competition, Marketing’s Intellectual History, and the Product Differentiation Versus Market Segmentation Controversy Shelby D.

Hunt1 Abstract EdwardChamberlin’s theoryof monopolistic competition influencedgreatly thedevelopmentof marketingtheory andthoughtin. However, in monopolistic competition, the end result of entry and exit is that firms end up with a price that lies on the downward-sloping portion of the average cost curve, not at the very bottom of the AC curve.

Thus, monopolistic competition will not be productively efficient. fixed costs of production will exhibit zero long-run profits, prices above marginal cost, and equilibrium price discrimination.

The fact that price discrimination can arise in markets with zero long-run economic profits suggests that the presence of price discrimination is a misleading proxy .In monopolistic competition, the market has features of both perfect competition and pdf.

A monopolistic competition is more common than pure competition or pure monopoly. In this article, we will understand monopolistic competition and look at the features, price-output determination, and conditions for equilibrium.

Monopolistic Competition.PRICE DISCRIMINATION Download pdf MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION BY MICHAEL L. KATZ I examine the effects of price discrimination on the equilibrium prices, number of firms, and level of total surplus in a monopolistically competitive market. The main finding is that uniform pricing is more (less) efficient than is price discrimination when the purchases.Ebook model of price discrimination in Cournot–Nash oligopoly is extended to the case of many prices, analogous to 1st degree monopoly price discrimination.

In the limit all viable customers are served, but the price charged the keenest customers is well below the highest price charged by a galisend.com by: