Question of the Week

Price taker markets differ from price searcher markets because in a price taker market:

a) Firms produce identical products.
b) Output from one firm has very little effect on the market price.
c) Sellers face a perfectly elastic (horizontal) demand curve.
d) All of these are characteristics of a price takers market.
e) None of these are characteristics of a price takers market.


Answer:

The correct answer is d.

A price taker is a firm that can alter its rate of production and sales without significantly affecting the market price of the product because their output is small compared to the overall market.

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