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1.  As shown in Exhibit 9-3, in order to maximize profits, what price should GeneTech charge for its vaccines?
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2.  Which of the following best explains why a firm in a perfectly competitive market must take the price determined in the market?
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3.  Which of the following statements best describes the price, output, and price conditions of monopoly?
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4.  In the long run, both monopolistic competition and perfect competition result in:
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5.  Which of the following would be a human captial investment?
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6.  In the long run, a monopolistic competitive firm will operate at a price which:
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7.  Perfect competition is defined as market structure in which:
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8.  Critics of advertising argue that it:
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9.  Supporters of advertising claim that it:
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10.  In Exhibit 11-4, assume that both input and output markets are perfectly competitive. If one additional server increased the number of meals sold by four per day and each meal sells for $10, each additional food server will be paid:
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11.  For a monopolist:
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12.  Which of the following is characteristic of a monopolistisally competitive firm?
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13.  When a perfectly competitive firm or a monopolisticaly competitive firm is making zero economic profit,
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14.  In a price leadership oligopoly model,
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15.  Nonprice competition, price leadership, and cartels are models in the ____ market structure(s).
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16.  In long-run equilibrium for a perfectly competitive firm, price equals which of the following?
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17.  A monopsony is a:
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18.  Product differentiation:
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19.  In Exhibit 9-3, how much vaccine should GeneTech produce to maximize its profits?
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20.  Which of the following statements best describes firms under monopolistic competition?
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21.  Graphically, the marginal revenue curve of a monopolist:
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22.  Monopolists are criticized because they are inefficient. What is meant by this statment?
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23.  To maximize long-run profits, the monopolistically competitive firm shown in Exhibit 10-3 will charge a price per unit of:
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24.  A firm that is a price taker can:
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25.  The marginal cost of labor for a perfectly competitive firm is given by:
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26.  Marginal revenue product is defined as the extra:
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27.  Which of the following statements is true?
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28.  A worker's accumulated investment in education, training, experience, and health is called:
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29.  A monopoly:
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30.  Which of the following is the best example of a monopolisticaly competitive market?
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31.  A firm in a price-taker market:
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32.  Under perfect competition, a firm is a price taker because:
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33.  In Exibit 8-11, the profit-maximizing output level at the price of $8 is:
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34.  Perfect competition is a market structure in which there is:
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35.  A monopolist will maximize profits by:
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36.  A firm's demand for labor depends on, in part, the demand for the firm's product.  To summarize this idea, economist say that the demand for labor is:
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37.  One reason the supply of carpenters is geater than the supply of physicians is because:
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38.  A competivie firm maximizes its profits (or minimizes is losses) by producing the quantity where the market price equals the firm's:
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39.  As represented in Exhibit 10-3, the maximum long-run economic profit earned by this monopolistic competitive firm is:
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40.  If all firms in a monopolistic competitve industry have demand and cost curves like those shown in Exhibit 10-3, we would expect that in the long run:
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41.  The marginal revenue product of a resource:
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42.  A major characteristic of the theory of oligopoly is that:
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43.  Firms in a monopolistically competitive industry produce:
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44.  In Exhibit 11-4, suppose that in the interest of boosting incomes of the working poor, Congress imposes a minimum wage of $6.00 per hour.  The minimum wage rate creates a(n):
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45.  As shown in Exhibit 8-12, suppose the firm's price is OB. The firm's total economic profit at this price is equal to the area of:
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46.  A natural monolpy is a market where:
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47.  Which of the following is true of a perfectly competitive firm?
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48.  A profit-maximizing monopolixtically competitive firm will expand output to the point where:
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49.  The theory of monopolistic competition predicts that in long-run equilibrium a monopolistically competitive firm will:
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50.  Which of the following statements best describes the price, output, and profit conditions of monopoly?
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51.  A technological advance that increases the productivity of teachers can be expected to have what effects on the equilibrium labor market for teachers?
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52.  Although a monopoly can charge any price it wishes, it chooses:
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53.  A perfectly competitive firm in the short-run can earn:
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54.  As presented in Exhibit 10-3, the long-run profit-maimizing output for the monopolistic competitive firm is:
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55.  In order to make oil profits as large as possible, OPEC meets to set oil production quotas for its members, OPEC is best classified as a:
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56.  In the long run, monopolisticaly competitive firms have:
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57.  Which of the following best explains why the monopolist's marginal revenue is less than the selling price?
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58.  Which of the following market structures describes an industry in which a group of firms formally agree to control prices and output of a product?
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59.  Which of the following is the best example of an investment in human capital?
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60.  The goal of any monopolist is to maximize:
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61.  The demand for a factor of production depends on the:
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62.  Which of the following is the most accurate definition of a worker's "marginal revenue product"?
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63.  Which of the following is true under natural monopoly?
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64.  Compared to a competitive input market, a monosonist will hire:
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65.  A perfectly competitive firm maximizes profits or minimizes losses in the short-run by producing at the output level at which:
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66.  A monopolist faces a downward-sloping demand curve because:
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67.  When Pepsi is considering a price hike, it needs to consider how Coke may react.  This situation is called:
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68.  Because a competitive firm is a price taker, it faces a demand curve that is:
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69.  The optimal hiring rule is to employ labor up to the point where:
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70.  Which of the following can shift the labor demand curve to the right?
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71.  In the short run, if a perfectly competitive firm is producing at a price above average total cost, its exonomic profit must be:
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72.  The kinked demand curve:
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73.  Marginal revenue is the change in:
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74.  Refer to Exhibit 11-1.  What is the marinal revenue product of the fifth unit of labor?
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75.  In the short run, if a perfectly competitive firm is producing at a price below average total cost, its economic profit is:
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76.  The monopolist, unlike the perfectly competitive firm, can continue to earn an economic profit in the long run because of:
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77.  Which of the following is ture about a monopoly?
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78.  In Exhibit 11-4, the equilibrium wage and the number of food servers employed per day, respectively, are:
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79.  The point of maximum profit for a business firm is where:
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80.  The demand curve any monopolist uses in making output decisions is:
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81.  A market situation where a small number of sellers dominate the entire industry is called:
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82.  Game theory is a model for describing oligopoly price decisions among firms that are:
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83.  A characteristic of an oligopoly is:
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84.  A monolpy is:
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85.  A union may atttempt to obtain stricter certification requirements or longer apprenticeships.  These changes would raise workers' wages because they:
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86.  An oligopoly is a market structure in which:
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87.  Compared to monopoly, the market results with monopolistic competition are usually expected to be:
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88.  Refer to Exhibit 11-1.  If the markey wage rate is $25 per day, how many workers should the firm hire if it wants to maximize profits?
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89.  Which of the following firms best fits the definition of a monopoly?
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90.  Excluding foreign competition, which of the following is an oligopoly in the United Sates?
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91.  A cartel:
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92.  In which of the following market structures must the price and output decisions of an individual firm include the possible price and output reactions of the firm's rivals?
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93.  Game theory is an expecially useful model for analysis in the following types of markets:
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94.  Firms should hire additional units of a resource as long as the:
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95.  A monopolistic competitive firm is inefficient because the firm:
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96.  An increase in demand for French fries will cause equilibrium wage rates:
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97.  If the equilibrium wage rate in Exhibit 11-4 increased, the cause could be that:
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98.  The monopolistic competition market structure is characterized by:
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99.  In long-run equilibrium, the typical perfectly competitive firm will:
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100.  Which of the following statements concerning the supply of labor is true?
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