Explain why only a competitive and well-behaved market can guarantee an efficient outcome. In your answer discuss three factors that undermine a market’s ability to guarantee an efficient outcome.
Competitive Market can guarantee an efficienct outcome. Competitive market leads to maximum possible output. It produces where Price is equal to Marginal cost of production. Firm earns only zero economic profits. Consumer surplus is maximized here. Further, there is no expenditure on advertisements etc. Firm operates at the lowest point of AC in long run.
Following factors undermine market ability to guarantee effcient outcome:
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