Microeconomics Topical Discussion
Answer the following questions: – How is the demand for lumber affected by the demand for housing? – Define market power, and then discuss the rationale for government regulation of firms with market power. – Explain the difference between fixed-production technology and variable technology. Should the government set a goal of reducing the marginal social cost of pollution to zero in industries with-fixed production technology? Should they do that in industries with variable technology? – What is the Lorenz curve? What does the Lorenz curve in Exhibit 2 illustrate?