Need help with a micro economics question about monopsonist

Nov 25th, 2015
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2.  (10 points) Assume a firm is a monopsonist that can hire its first worker for $6 but must increase the wage rate by $3 to attract each successive worker (so that the second worker must be paid $9, the third $12, and so on). The marginal revenue product of labor is given in the table below.

Units of Labor     Marginal Revenue Product


1                                 $30

2                                  $24

3                                 $18

4                                 $15

5                                 $12

6                                 $10

a.  Drawthe firm’s labor supply, labor demand and marginal resource cost curves.

b.  What will be the competitive equilibrium wage rate and the level of employment? 

c.  What will be the wage rate and the level of employment under monopsonistic conditions? 

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