4.07 Imperfect Competition Part B Q. Because of a patent, Company X has a monopoly on a new product, which it brands Kohi. Company X
4.07 Imperfect Competition Part B Q. Because of a patent, Company X has a monopoly on a new product, which it brands Kohi. Company X is a profit-maximizing firm and is incurring economic losses in the short run. Draw a graph of Company X’s market for Kohi. i. Label the profit-maximizing price (Pm). i. Label the profit-maximizing quantity (Qm). Shade the area of consumer surplus. Why would Company X continue to operate in the short run despite earning negative economic profit? Assume that Pm = $8 and the average total cost at the profit-maximizing quantity is $10. If the firm is incurring $400 in economic losses, how many units of Kohi is it producing? On your graph from part (a), label the allocatively efficient price (Pe) and quantity (Qe). Is Company X producing in the elastic or inelastic range of its product’s demand? Explain. Based on the information from part (d), what is the total revenue of Company X? Assume that Company X becomes able to perfectly price discriminate. i. would happen to its output? i. would happen to consumer surplus? Q. Delta Engineering is a firm operating in a monopolistically competitive market. It is currently earning positive economic profits. Q. The good Luxurum has no close substitutes and is only supplied by two companies, Gamma Enterprises and Delta Depot. They are considering whether to offer Luxurum in different colors or keep the original single color of its material. The following payoff matrix shows their estimated profits. Delta DepotGamma Enterprises Multiple ColorsOne ColorMultiple Colors$90, $95$25, $115One Color$105, $65$60, $55 Delta Depot
Multiple Colors One Color
Gamma Enterprises Multiple Colors
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