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7-2 Simulation Discussion: Oligopolies NOTE THAT A CUSTOM RUBRIC IS USED FOR THIS DISCUSSION.

An

oligopoly

is a market structure in which only a few sellers produce similar or identical products. Oligopolies are price-setters and can collude to behave like a monopolist.

First, play the simulation game Cournot in the MindTap environment. In this discussion, you will share your experiences playing that game. Your work in this discussion will directly support your success on the course project.

In your initial post, include the image of your simulation report in your response. See the

How to Submit a Simulation Report Image PDF

document for more information. Then, address the following questions:

  • What are the main features of an oligopolistic market?
  • How do oligopolies set their prices?
  • Explain how you can distinguish a firm in an oligopolistic market from one in a monopolistic competitive market. Provide examples to illustrate.

In your responses, comment on at least two posts from your peers by providing examples from the news of oligopolistic markets. Compare and contrast with examples of monopolistic competitive markets.

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