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PERFECTLY ELASTIC: An elasticity alternative in which infinitesimally small changes in price cause infinitely large changes in quantity. In other words, quantity is hyper, super, infinitely responsive to price. Any change in price, no matter how small triggers an infinite change in quantity. Perfectly elastic should be compared with other elasticity alternatives--perfectly inelastic, relatively elastic, relatively inelastic, and unit elastic.

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MERIT GOOD: A good that society, usually government, deems is undervalued by consumers in normal market exchanges. As such, governments typically promote the consumption of merit goods through policies such as price subsidies or direct government provision. Merit goods are often quasi-public goods or have externality by-products. Examples include education and health care. The counter type of good is a demerit good.

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EIGHT-FIRM CONCENTRATION RATIO

The proportion of total output in an industry produced by the eight largest firms in an industry. This is one of two common concentration ratios. The other is the eight-firm concentration ratio. Another related measure is the Herfindahl index. The eight-firm concentration ratio is commonly used to indicate the degree to which an industry is oligopolistic and the extent of market control held by the eight largest firms in the industry.

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