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MARKET CLEARING: The price and quantity that equates the quantity demanded and quantity supplied; equates the demand price and supply price; and achieves market equilibrium. In other words, the market is "cleared" of shortages and surpluses.

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PRICE MAKER: A buyer or seller that possess sufficient market control to affect the price of the good. Price market should be compared with the alternative, price taker. From the selling side of the market, a monopoly is the best example of a price maker. As the only seller in the market, a monopoly firm has the ability to control the price. Firms operating under oligopoly and monopolistic competition are also price makers, although to a lesser degree, depending on their relative market control. From the buying side of the market, a monopsony is also a price maker. As the only buyer in the market, a monopsony firm is able to control the price. Firms operating under oligopsony and monopsonistic competition are price makers, also to a lesser degree.

     See also | price | market structure | price taker | monopoly | oligopoly | monopolistic competition | monopsony | oligopsony | monopsonistic competition | price leadership | natural monopoly | regulatory pricing | antitrust laws | monopoly and demand |


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MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION, ADVERTISING

Advertising is commonly used by firms operating under monopolistic competition as a way to create product differentiation and thus to acquire some degree of market control and thus charge a higher price.

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