Questions tagged [market-failure]

A situation in which a market fails to produce an efficient (i.e., welfare-maximizing) allocation.

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How to improve the underperforming construction productivity by correcting its market failures?

Globally, labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1 percent a year over the past two decades, compared with growth of 2.8 percent for the total world economy and 3.6 percent in the ...
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Economics behind reverse auctions with occasional non-profiting suppliers

I was curious about the theory behind a reverse auction system where some suppliers act in a non-profit manner, namely, that their consideration of extra-auctions benefits of providing their service ...
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Market efficiency given asymmetric characteristics of securities markets

In an ideal market buyers and sellers in aggregate incorporate all available information and, as a result, the market price of an asset reflects its fair value. But in real securities markets there is ...
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Similarities between microeconomic and macroeconomic failure. And, how microeconomic failures affect the economy at the macro level?

I can't make a relation between microeconomic and macroeconomic failures? I know they have differences. However, I want to know the effect of these two economic breakdowns on each other. I am meaning ...
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What if the government impose both price control and supply restriction on the market?

Due to the virus outbreak, there is a surge in demand for mask and hand sanitizes. To prevent price hiking government impose a price ceiling on the products, however consumers are behaving irrational (...
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Are there examples of businesses that profit from helping consumers coordinate better?

In economics, its often assumed that individuals are unable to coordinate. Moreover, its often assumed that one of the roles for the government is to help consumers coordinate. However, its also ...