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Situations in which different consumers pay different prices (or, more precisely, different price-cost margins).

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Can a monopoly supply negative units to one of its two markets?

A question I have seen in my microeconomics textbook is as follows: Consider a monopoly supply to both a domestic and foreign market, where the market demands are: Yd(pd) = 20 - 2pd, hence pd(yd) = ...
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Price discrimination question

For this question the answer is b which is the TR of group 2. If price is the same, my question is why isn't the demand function of group 1 considered? Why is the TR of group 1 omitted?
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3rd Degree Price Discrimination

I came across a True/False question in my economics problem set: Is the following statement true or false? "A monopolist can practice third-degree price discrimination in the two markets it ...
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What if price were a function of buyer's income?

If everyone's income were public information, would purely profit-seeking sellers benefit from charging different prices to people based on their different incomes? My intuition says yes because a ...
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Imperfect Price Discrimination profit per group

During imperfect price discrimination is it possible to determine profit per group. For example: Aggregated Cost function: C(Q) = 18*Q + 5; where Q = q1 + q2 Aggregated Demand (AD) for group 1: q1(...
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What is the monotone hazard rate assumption used for?

I was reading this article on advance purchase discounts and pricing in which the author uses the monotone hazard rate assumption. Why does the author use it? The article is Advance-purchase ...
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The economics of continually selling a product for under its market value?

What are the economic principles behind a company continually selling a product for well under its market value. Continually here expressing that it does not appear to be some short term method to ...
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Block pricing vs Perfect price discrimination

I have just learned about Perfect price discrimination and block pricing. And I was wondering, in the case of these two graphs Block pricing & Perfect price discrimination. Why, in case of the ...
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Price discriminating monopolist question

A price discriminating monopolist sells in two markets. Inverse demand in market 1 is given by: $$P_1(Q_1) = 80 - (1/2)Q_1$$ and inverse demand in market 2 is given by: $$P_2(Q_2) = 100 - Q_2$$ The ...
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What is the Economic Rationale for Discounted Early-Bird Parking?

Most urban parking structures/lots in the US seem offer so-called "early bird" discounts for parking, where a substantially discounted flat rate applies to customers entering before a certain cutoff ...
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Price discrimination

If I have 3 consumers who I want to sell package 1, 2 and 3 to respectively. Meaning consumer 1 I would like to sell package 1 to, consumer 2 I would like to sell package 2 to and so on. The packages ...
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When there is a third degree price discrimination, why is the total MR curve kinked at the top?

I know that the total MR = MR of student + MR of adult, but wy is it kinked at the top?
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Example of Price discrimination

Can anyone explain why this isn't an example of price discrimination: The same golf club selling for $100 at Sports Authority and 80 on Amazon. I believe that consumer's demand elasticity to price at ...
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How to compute Social Welfare in this model?

The first part of this scientific article analyzes reward-based crowdfunding. The assumptions are: Seller is a monopolist Unit mass of consumers Unit demand Two periods Individuals are identified by $...
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Menu-pricing with three consumer groups

I want to analyze the following setting: An entrepreneur (with monopoly power) sells a product in two periods. In period 1 there are two consumer groups (denoted by 1 and 2) and in period 2 there is ...
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In which market structures does the producer employ price discrimination?

I was recently reading up on the Price Discrimination, first second and third degree. Although the author has laid out the concept neatly, there are no connections established between this concept and ...
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How to estimate empirically a demand curve

Suppose I have a small business that sell ice creams. An Icecream cost 2$, and every day I have different values of sales. ...
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Increasing prevalence of price discrimination

It seems to me that the variation of prices for similar or identical products has grown over the last decade. A few examples: On major air routes, price differences between low-cost and traditional ...
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Monopoly second degree discrimination - two part tariff

In a Monopoly with second degree discrimination - two part tariff will the consumer with higher demand always pay a higher entrance fee and lower unit price than the cunsumer with lower demand or is ...
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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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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. ...
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Price discrimination- how much is optimal?

I am of the understanding that as a general rule, price discrimination does not benefit consumers. Yet I can think of a situation where it does. Look at two countries, Australia and India. The price ...