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INCREASING OPPORTUNITY COST: The proposition that opportunity cost, the value of foregone production, increases as more of a good is produced. This 'law' is most important to the slope of the production possibilities curve. It generates the convex shape of the curve, making the curve flat at the top and steep at the bottom.

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Lesson 23: Factor Market Equilibrium | Unit 5: Bilateral Monopoly Page: 24 of 24

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In this unit, you should have learned about:
  • A review of how monopoly control of selling side results in inefficiency with a high price an limited production.
  • Bilateral monopoly as a factor market with a monopsony buyer and a monopoly seller.
  • Differences between four marginal curves -- marginal revenue, marginal revenue product, marginal cost, and marginal factor cost.
  • How bilateral monopoly reaches the factor price through negotiation between the monopsony buyer and the monopoly seller.


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OLIGOPOLY, CONCENTRATION

Oligopoly is a market structure that contains a small number of relatively large firms, meaning oligopoly markets tend to be concentrated. A small number of large firms account for a majority of total output. Concentration unto itself is not necessarily bad, but it often leads to inefficient behavior, such as collusion and nonprice competition. Concentration is measured in three ways--market share, concentration ratio, Herfindahl index.

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The portion of aggregate output U.S. citizens pay in taxes (30%) is less than the other six leading industrialized nations -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, or Japan.
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