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Question: Suppose two natural gas producers are competing in quantity over the market demand given by the i...Question: Suppose two natural gas producers are competing in quantity over the market demand given by the i...

Show transcribed image text Suppose two natural gas producers are competing in quantity over the market demand given by the inverse demand function P (Q) = 120 – Q/2 where Q = Q_1 + Q_2. The producers' cost functions are TC (Q_1) = 6 + 3/2 Q_1^2 and TC(Q_2) = 4 + 2Q_2. (a) What output levels, Q_1 and Q_2, will the two firms produce? (b) What will be the market price per unit of natural gas? (c) What is the marginal cost of the last unit produced by producer 1? By producer 2? (d) How much profit does each producer make? (e) How much deadweight loss does the Cournot duopoly generate? Suppose the two producers in 2. acted like a cartel and agreed to monopolize the natural gas market. (a) What would be total natural gas production? (b) How much output should firm 1 produce? How much output should firm 2 produce? (c) What will be the market price per unit of natural gas? (d) How should the two producers split total monopoly profit? Compare your result to 2. (d).

Suppose two natural gas producers are competing in quantity over the market demand given by the inverse demand function P (Q) = 120 – Q/2 where Q = Q_1 + Q_2. The producers' cost functions are TC (Q_1) = 6 + 3/2 Q_1^2 and TC(Q_2) = 4 + 2Q_2. (a) What output levels, Q_1 and Q_2, will the two firms produce? (b) What will be the market price per unit of natural gas? (c) What is the marginal cost of the last unit produced by producer 1? By producer 2? (d) How much profit does each producer make? (e) How much deadweight loss does the Cournot duopoly generate? Suppose the two producers in 2. acted like a cartel and agreed to monopolize the natural gas market. (a) What would be total natural gas production? (b) How much output should firm 1 produce? How much output should firm 2 produce? (c) What will be the market price per unit of natural gas? (d) How should the two producers split total monopoly profit? Compare your result to 2. (d).