ES2550: Microeconomics Week 8 Analysis 2


Current Monopolies

research information on companies that have engaged in monopoly behavior, such as Microsoft, Google, or Wal-Mart, and explain how society has been affected by the monopoly behavior using that information. In your analysis include the following points, providing specific examples where appropriate:

  • Discuss the current monopoly to provide a brief overview of the company.
  • How did the monopoly arise? Did the monopoly increase barriers to entry?
  • Does the company behave like a monopoly or more like a competitive firm?
  • Has the monopoly been cited for monopoly behavior? If so, discuss the behavior and the final outcome of the case. (Hint: Both Microsoft and Wal-Mart have been found guilty of monopoly behavior.)

Submission Requirements:

    • Attach a Word document of 150 to 250 words that contains all answers.
    • Format: Double line space, Times New Roman, 12-point font
    • Formal references in APA format must be provided.
    • Minimum: 150 words


    Maximum: 250 words
  • This submission must be paraphrased in your own words. Adhere to the academic honesty policy.
  • No more than 10% of your document can be quoted. Avoid answering any of the questions with a quote. Quotes should support your discussion instead of answering questions for you.
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