Market Structure Of Big Daddy 's Tires Essay

1775 Words Jul 18th, 2015 8 Pages
It was the year 2012, and the tire factories in the Southern states was competitively structured and in long-run completive equilibrium. Firms were earning a normal rate of return and were competing in a monopolistically competitive market structure. In 2013, a couple of savvy business men quietly purchased all the tire factories and firms and began operations as a monopoly called “Big Daddy’s Tires.” To operate efficiently, Big Daddy’s hired a management consulting firm, which estimated a different long run competitive equilibrium. The new company is now run as a monopoly, and this paper shall explain how this benefit’s the stakeholders involved, such as the government, businesses, and consumers. Furthermore, given the transition from a monopolistically competitive firm to a monopoly, I will explain the changes with regard to prices and output in both of these market structures. Lastly, an explanation about which market structure is more beneficial for the tire compay to operate in, and if this will be the same market structure that will benefit consumers. In any market transaction between a seller and a buyer, the price of the good or service is determined by supply and demand in a market, (Asmundson, 2010). Supply and demand are in turn determined by technology and the conditions under which people operate. Economists have formulated models to explain various types of markets. The most fundamental is perfect competition, in which there are large numbers of identical…

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