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OLIGOPOLY, REALISM: Real world markets are heavily populated by oligopoly. About half of all output produced in the U.S. economy each year is done so by oligopoly firms. Other industrialized nations can make a similar claim. Oligopoly markets arise in a wide assortment different industries, ranging from manufacturing to retail trade to resource extraction to financial services.

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Lesson 7: Market | Unit 4: Adjustment Page: 15 of 22

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A surplus exists if the quantity demanded is less than the quantity supplied at the current market price.
  • A surplus exists if the market price is 70 cents.
  • The quantity demanded is 200 tapes and the quantity supplied is 600 tapes, giving a surplus of 400 tapes.
  • This surplus induces the price to decline down to the equilibrium level of 50 cents

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ELASTIC DEMAND

The general demand relation in which relatively small changes in price cause relatively large changes in quantity demanded. Small changes in price cause relatively large changes in quantity demanded or the percentage change in quantity demanded is larger than the percentage change in price. This characterization of elasticity is most important for the price elasticity of demand. Elastic demand is one of two general elasticity relations for demand. The other is inelastic demand.

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