October 5, 2015 

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DOMINANT FIRM: A term employed in industrial organization to describe a firm that is a price maker and faces little competition from smaller price taking firms, called fringe firms. A firm can become a dominant firm because it has lower costs than fringe firms, because they have a superior differentiated product in the market or because a group of firms collectively act as a single firm. A dominant firm usually has a large market share.

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Markets that exchange final goods and services, that is, the output that is combined into gross domestic product. The buyers of this production are the four macroeconomic sectors--household, business, government, and foreign. The seller of this production is primarily the business sector. A substantial part of macroeconomics is devoted to explaining how and why gross domestic product exchanged through product markets rises or falls. Product markets, also termed output or goods markets, are one of three primary sets of macroeconomic markets. The other two are resource markets and financial markets.

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