. Compare the elasticity of a monopolistic competitor’s demand with that of a pure competi
. Compare the elasticity of a monopolistic competitor’s demand with that of a pure competitor and a pure monopolist. Assuming identical long-run costs, compare graphically the prices and outputs that would result in the long run under pure competition and under monopolistic competition. Contrast the two market structures in terms of productive and allocative efficiency. Explain: “Monopolistically competitive industries are populated by too many firms, each of which produces too little.”
3. “Monopolistic competition is monopolistic up to the point at which consumers become willing to buy close-substitute products and competitive beyond that point.” Explain.
4. “Competition in quality and service may be just as effective as price competition in giving buyers more for their money.” Do you agree? Why? Explain why monopolistically competitive firms frequently prefer nonprice competition to price competition.