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A?MICROECONOMIC?ANALYSIS?OF?A?MARKET.
a.?Pick?a?market.?By??market,??I?do?not?mean??financial?markets,???bitcoin?market??or
very?broadly??insurance?market?.?I?mean?actually?a?specific?good?or?service?that?is
provided?by?one?or?more?firms?and?purchased?by?a?large?number?of?national?or
international?customers.?So,?consider?for?instance,?sneakers?market,?retail
coffee?market,?gasoline?market?or?a?subsection?of?defense?industry.
b.?Investigate?the?market?demand.?Try?to?bring?in?to?discussion?as?many?factors?as
possible?that?shapes?it?(is?it?a?normal?good,?inferior?good?or?giffen?good;?what
are?its?substitutes?and?complements;?what?factors?determine?the?price?and
income?elasticity?of?demand).
c.?Investigate?the?market?supply.?What?types?of?firms?are?producing?here??What?is
the?technological?structure?of?the?firms??Does?the?decreasing?returns?to?scale
set?in?quickly?or?does?the?firms?display?increasing?returns?to?scale??Describe?the
labor?demand?of?a?typical?firm?in?the?market.?What?types?of?workers?do?they
hire??Skilled?or?unskilled??What?is?the?average?or?median?wage?rate?in?the
industry??What?is?the?managerial?structure?of?the?firms?in?the?industry??What?is
the?financial?structure?of?the?industry??Are?the?firms?publicly?traded?or?are?they
more?like?small?scale?family?business?type??Is?this?a?competitive?market?or?is?the
market?power?concentrated?in?the?hands?of?a?single?or?few?firms??Is?there?an
international?competition?
d.?What?types?of?market?failures?can?we?observe?in?this?market??What?are?the
potential?(negative?or?positive)?externalities?that?we?can?observe?in?this
market??What?sorts?of?information?asymmetries?may?exist?in?the?market??From
what?kinds?of?public?goods?does?this?market?(both?consumers?and?producers)
benefit?from??What?can?the?governments?do?in?order?to?make?up?for?these
market?failures?
EC?301?Madra
Tips:?Make?sure?that?your?analysis?is?based?on?sound?academic?research?and?thinktank
reports,?and?not?just?blogs.?You?may?use?some?of?the?articles?that?we?have
been?reading?and?commenting?on?on?the?Moodle?forum?as?an?inspiration?and?a
starting?point,?but?you?must?go?deeper?than?that.?You?should?use?academic
research?search?engines?that?are?available?at?the?library?website.?Some?of?the
sources?that?you?may?find?useful?are?Harvard?Business?Review,?Fast?Company,
Fortune,?The?Economist,?Financial?Times,?Wall?Street?Journal,?New?York?Times,
Mother?Jones,?Jacobin,?or?The?Nation.?When?you?find?academic?journal?articles
that?are?too?mathematical,?check?the?introduction?and?the?conclusion?and?see?if
there?is?any?worth?insight?you?can?glean?from?them.?Try?to?account?for?as?many
questions?as?possible?listed?above.?Treat?this?as?a?business?analysis?report?but?one
that?is?grounded?in?economic?concepts?and?theories.
Formating:?Whatever?citation?system?you?use,?you?must?use?consistently.?My
suggestion?is?to?go?to?Chicago?Manual?of?Style?and?study?the?Quick?Guide.
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
The?most?appropriate?one?for?economists?and?social?scientists?is?the?(Author?Date)
system.?(It?is?the?second?tab.)

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Description
A?MICROECONOMIC?ANALYSIS?OF?A?MARKET.
a.?Pick?a?market.?By??market,??I?do?not?mean??financial?markets,???bitcoin?market??or
very?broadly??insurance?market?.?I?mean?actually?a?specific?good?or?service?that?is
provided?by?one?or?more?firms?and?purchased?by?a?large?number?of?national?or
international?customers.?So,?consider?for?instance,?sneakers?market,?retail
coffee?market,?gasoline?market?or?a?subsection?of?defense?industry.
b.?Investigate?the?market?demand.?Try?to?bring?in?to?discussion?as?many?factors?as
possible?that?shapes?it?(is?it?a?normal?good,?inferior?good?or?giffen?good;?what
are?its?substitutes?and?complements;?what?factors?determine?the?price?and
income?elasticity?of?demand).
c.?Investigate?the?market?supply.?What?types?of?firms?are?producing?here??What?is
the?technological?structure?of?the?firms??Does?the?decreasing?returns?to?scale
set?in?quickly?or?does?the?firms?display?increasing?returns?to?scale??Describe?the
labor?demand?of?a?typical?firm?in?the?market.?What?types?of?workers?do?they
hire??Skilled?or?unskilled??What?is?the?average?or?median?wage?rate?in?the
industry??What?is?the?managerial?structure?of?the?firms?in?the?industry??What?is
the?financial?structure?of?the?industry??Are?the?firms?publicly?traded?or?are?they
more?like?small?scale?family?business?type??Is?this?a?competitive?market?or?is?the
market?power?concentrated?in?the?hands?of?a?single?or?few?firms??Is?there?an
international?competition?
d.?What?types?of?market?failures?can?we?observe?in?this?market??What?are?the
potential?(negative?or?positive)?externalities?that?we?can?observe?in?this
market??What?sorts?of?information?asymmetries?may?exist?in?the?market??From
what?kinds?of?public?goods?does?this?market?(both?consumers?and?producers)
benefit?from??What?can?the?governments?do?in?order?to?make?up?for?these
market?failures?
EC?301?Madra
Tips:?Make?sure?that?your?analysis?is?based?on?sound?academic?research?and?thinktank
reports,?and?not?just?blogs.?You?may?use?some?of?the?articles?that?we?have
been?reading?and?commenting?on?on?the?Moodle?forum?as?an?inspiration?and?a
starting?point,?but?you?must?go?deeper?than?that.?You?should?use?academic
research?search?engines?that?are?available?at?the?library?website.?Some?of?the
sources?that?you?may?find?useful?are?Harvard?Business?Review,?Fast?Company,
Fortune,?The?Economist,?Financial?Times,?Wall?Street?Journal,?New?York?Times,
Mother?Jones,?Jacobin,?or?The?Nation.?When?you?find?academic?journal?articles
that?are?too?mathematical,?check?the?introduction?and?the?conclusion?and?see?if
there?is?any?worth?insight?you?can?glean?from?them.?Try?to?account?for?as?many
questions?as?possible?listed?above.?Treat?this?as?a?business?analysis?report?but?one
that?is?grounded?in?economic?concepts?and?theories.
Formating:?Whatever?citation?system?you?use,?you?must?use?consistently.?My
suggestion?is?to?go?to?Chicago?Manual?of?Style?and?study?the?Quick?Guide.
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
The?most?appropriate?one?for?economists?and?social?scientists?is?the?(Author?Date)
system.?(It?is?the?second?tab.)

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