What assumptions about a rival’s response to price changes underlie the kinked-demand cur
What assumptions about a rival’s response to price changes underlie the kinked-demand curve for oligopolists? Why is there a gap in the oligopolist’s marginal-revenue curve? How does the kinked-demand curve explain price rigidity in oligopoly? What are the shortcomings of the kinked-demand model?
10. Why might price collusion occur in oligopolistic industries? Assess the economic desirability of collusive pricing. What are the main obstacles to collusion? Speculate as to why price leadership is legal in the United States, whereas price-fixing is not.