Select an industry or firm. State its market structure (pure competition, monopoly, monopolistic, or oligopoly). Next, please define the characteristics of the industry or firm that support your selection of market structure. Lastly, describe and illustrate graphically the firm's profit maximizing behavior in particular MR=MC under the above-mentioned market structures or conditions.
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Industry - natural gas
market structure - monopoly
1. single seller
- Monopolist is a single , it is the only firm in the industry with large number of buyers
2.no close substitutes of product sold
There are no close substitutes , product sold in not identical and has distinguishing features.
3.barriers of entry of new firms
New firms cannot enter the market , there is a restriction even when the firm is making abnormal profits
4. price markers
Monopolist controls and sets the price in the indutsry , since it is the sole supplier and has entire leverage of setting up the price
EQM condition MR=MC
Monopolist will continue to sell at the point , where profits are maximised . It HAPPens when marginal revenue curve intersects marginal cost curve.
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