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Monopsony power is akin to an age-old proposition in economics that scarcity brings

Monopsony power is akin to an age-old proposition in economics that scarcity brings
power, except in this case power is due to scarce

a.resources

b.input purchases

c.suppliers

e.product market

 Exhibit P-1.  Susie’s Cream Ale Factory Data Labor Wage Total Product (cases) 0 — 0 10 \$10 100 20 \$12 210 30 \$14 290 40 \$16 340 50 \$18 360 60 \$20 370 NOTE: The product price is \$12 per case and this product is exchanged in a perfectly competitive output market.

2.              Susie’s Cream Ale Factory has collected the information shown in Exhibit P-1 pertaining
to her business in a small rural community.  She sells her product for \$12 per case in a
highly competitive micro brewery market.  Susie should hire ______ workers.

a.20

b.30

c.40

d.50

e.60

3.              Referring to the data in Exhibit P-1 for Susie’s Cream Ale Factory, the marginal revenue
product of the 30th worker is

a.14

b.18

c.96

d.16

e.60

4.              In Exhibit P-1 for Susie’s Cream Ale Factory the marginal labor cost of the 50th worker is

a.18

b.26

c.640

d.900

e.22

5.              According to Exhibit P-1, if Susie’s Cream Ale Factory chooses to produce 210 cases of
ale, the marginal revenue from the last case will be

a.132

b.10

c.12

d.14

e.120

6.              If the price of cream ale rises to \$15 per case, what will the marginal revenue product of
Susie’s 40th worker be (refer to Exhibit P-1)?

a.75

b.600

c.60

d.750

e.16

7.              For a monopsonist, the supply of labor facing the firm is

a.an insignificant portion of the labor market’s supply

b.perfectly horizontal

c.downward sloping

d.the summation of each firm’s demand for labor

e.identical to the supply curve facing the labor market for the industry

8.              If the supply curve of labor facing a firm is upward sloping, this implies that

a.the firm is unable to hire additional workers

b.to hire additional workers, the firm must increase the wage rate

c.any number of workers can be hired at a fixed wage

d.additional workers can be hired at lower wage rates

e.the demand curve for the firm’s good must be horizontal

9.              The supply of labor does not depend upon

a.the demand for labor

b.the amount of wealth held by workers

c.the size of the population

d.alternative employment opportunities

e.the location of the work place

10.              For a monopsonist

a.wage rate > TLC

b.wage rate > MLC

c.wage rate = MLC

d.wage rate = MRP

e.wage rate

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