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What is the difference between Herfindahl Index and the Concentration Ratio

I was recently reading about the Herfindahl Index and from what I've learned so far, is that HHI is preferred over the Concentration Ratio. However, I didn't quite understand the reasoning that lead ...
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A high store loyalty indicates what kind of competition among cement retailers selling products of the same brand?

To provide some context, this question occurred to me while I was considering the cement retail market. If one considers retailers selling cement of only one brand, then the concept of brand loyalty ...
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Existence of a competition

Is there any theorem or a set of criteria that can prove whether in a given market there will be any sort of competition?
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Why wouldn't competition prevent “usurious” payday loan rates?

The current Wiki page on "Payday Loans" claims loans are priced above marginal cost. The justification is that If a lender chooses to innovate and reduce cost to borrowers in order to secure a ...
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Monopolistic and Bertrand (Nash) Competition

Can we view the monopolistic competition equilibrium (a la Dixit-Stigliz) as the limit case of a Bertrand competition with an infinite number of firms providing differentiated products, where the ...
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Forming of consumption habits in dynamic equilibrium model?

I just have a question, if you know an example where the consumers form a habit about their consumption in a perfect competition setup. I found this paper by Fuhrer, but it does not solve the it in a ...
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Competition vs. cooperation [closed]

Why has competition evolved to be the leading principle of market based economies? Can this sustain in the long run? I am thinking about cooperation as a better principle of doing things in the long ...
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Fuel trading a market with near-perfect competition

Can I classify the fuel trading market (wholesalers buying and selling fuel by phone) as a market with near-perfect competition? It is a market with many sellers and buyers, the product is ...
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Why do all apartment complexes in Albuquerque have pools?

Apartment builders have a constrained optimization problem whereby they balance building different amenities to attract tenants with varying preferences. Recently when searching for apartments I ...
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Benefits of a cartel among firms

Suppose I have $n>2$ firms selling differentiated products. These firms form a cartel for the price. The cartel has size $n_c$. Let $\pi_{i,m}$ be the payoff of a firm $i$ outside the cartel and $\...
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Perfect competition profits question

Market is supplied by: 50 competitive companies all of them have relatively low costs given by an equation $C_l(q)=350+2q+q^2$ and by n companies of higher costs given by an equation $C_h(q)=400+2q+q^...
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Perfect competition questions

I have problems with deciding whether those statements are true or false. In a short/long run price of equilibrium on a perfectly compettive market might be either lower or higher then average total ...
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Why is collective bargaining by a group of employees not the same thing as price-fixing?

Employees sell their labor for wages. If a critical mass of employees get together and demand higher wages, how is this not the same thing as a critical mass of merchants illegally fixing the price of ...
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Decreasing consumption prices and increasing housing prices

It's election time in my country. The government boasts a decrease of 5% in consumption prices thanks to removing regulations, while the opposition blames the government for an increase of 5% in ...
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Is net neutrality not important in a competitive market of internet providers?

In my understanding, allowing ISP to throttle sites that use a lot of traffic is just price discrimination. The ISP will charge sites like Netflix, which will then pass the cost to Netflix consumers. ...