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What is the significance of the mutual interdependence among the firms in an oligopolistic

What is the significance of the mutual interdependence among the firms in an oligopolistic market?

88) The text's discussion of the airline industry, the soft drink industry, and the doughnut industry reveals a common theme when it comes to the types of competitive practices firms in each industry engage in. What is it and what advantage does it offer firms?

89) Of the various models of noncooperative oligopoly behavior discussed in the text, which one has the greatest shortcoming when it comes to explaining observed behavior in an oligopoly market

90) According to the kinked demand curve model, if there is a modest increase in a firm's variable production costs, what is likely to happen to the firm's profit-maximizing level of output and the amount of profit earned by the firm? Why?

91) Use the information in the following table, which summarizes the payoffs (i.e., profit) to two firms that must decide between an average-quality and a high quality product, to answer the questions that follow:

Firm 2

 

 

Average Quality

High Quality

Firm 1

Average Quality

600, 600

400, 1100

 

High Quality

1100, 400

900, 900

a. What is each player's dominant strategy? Explain your reasoning.

b. Referring to the table above, is this an example of a prisoner's dilemma game? Why or why not?

c. Is there a Nash equilibrium? If so, what is it?

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