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INCREASING-COST INDUSTRY: A perfectly competitive industry with a positively-sloped long-run industry supply curve that results because expansion of the industry causes higher production cost and resource prices. For an increasing-cost industry the entry of new firms, prompted by an increase in demand, causes the long-run average supply curve of each firm to shift upward, which increases the minimum efficient scale of production.

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CONSTRAINED UTILITY MAXIMIZATION: The process or goal of obtaining the highest possible level of utility, under given restrictions, when the highest overall level of utility cannot be reached. You might want to check out the utility maximization entry. While the generic notion of utility maximization as the unrestricted pursuit of utility is important to the study of economics and consumer demand theory, it's probably less important to every day decisions than the notion of constrained utility maximization. We seldom achieve the maximize utility outright, but must do the best we can under assorted constraints and restrictions. See budget constraint.

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GAME THEORY

An analysis that illustrates how the choices between two players affect the outcomes of a "game." Game theory is commonly used to explain the behavior and decision making of oligopolistic firms. It illustrates that cooperation, rather competition, between two "players" can lead to an outcome that is more beneficial to both players.

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