Monopolistic Competition. Madelyn Au & Christie Park. Agenda. Characteristics Product Differentiation Role of Advertising Firm Behaviour Short Run Long Run Allocative Efficiency Excess Capacity. Monopolistic Competition. Falls between perfect competition and monopolies
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Madelyn Au & Christie Park
Monopolistically-competitive ﬁrms exercise market power because of:
A. Product differentiation.
B. Government franchises.
C. Patent protection.
D. High entry barriers.
In the short run, monopolistically-competitive ﬁrms:
A. May earn positive economic proﬁt.
B. May earn negative economic proﬁt.
C. May earn a normal, above normal, or
below normal rate of return.
D. Will continue to produce if
AVC < P < ATC.
E. All of the above
A proﬁt-maximizing, monopolistically-competitive ﬁrm will produce at an output level where:
A. P = ATC.
B. MR = MC.
C. MR = ATC.
D. AVC > MR.
E. P = MR.