University of Houston Article

BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REVIEW MY COMMENTS ON YOUR EARLIER ASSIGNMENTS AND ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.

After you’ve submitted an article as described in Week 7 Current Events, create a post that explains the topic of your article as noted below based on your article type.

  1. An industry that has barrier(s) to entry: State the industry and the barrier(s) to entry. Briefly explain what effect the barrier has on the participants that enter the market.
  2. An instance of price discrimination: State the industry and the mechanism for price discrimination- what good/service has a different price and how does the company get different prices from different types of customers.
  3. One of the firms on page 399 in Chapter 13 of your textbook: Briefly summarize (in 2 sentences or less) what the article is discussing. How does this relate to the possible success (or failure) of the company? How is this affected by the company’s concentrated market share? Please limit your analysis to an economic reading- your comments should rely heavily on the economic terms defined as part of this course.

MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE RESPONDING SPECIFICALLY TO THE PROMPT AS DETAILED ABOVE.

This assignment is graded. You will be graded on how well the submission fits the request as described in the module overview instructions. Points will be awarded as follows:

Criteria Possible points awarded
Pertinent to topic in current events submission instructions 1 pt.
Reputable source 1 pt.
Description accurately highlights economic concepts 1 pt.

I will not include your grade in this discussion board- instead please go to the Grades section of Canvas.BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REVIEW MY COMMENTS ON YOUR EARLIER ASSIGNMENTS AND ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.

Upload an internet article from a reputable source that discusses or analyzes one of the following:

  1. An industry that has barrier(s) to entry
  2. An instance of price discrimination
  3. One of the firms on page 399 in Chapter 13 of your textbook (there’s a table with firms in highly concentrated industries)

NOTE: For number 3 above- the article can be any article on one of the firms listed. So for example, about the leadership in Google.

Don’t just post a link- you must upload either a screenshot, pdf or word version (you can copy and paste from the internet).

This assignment will be marked as complete when you submit the article.

Once you’ve posted your article, post a comment in the Week 7 Current Events Discussion Board. The comments should follow the below based on what type of article you submitted:

  1. An industry that has barrier(s) to entry: State the industry and the barrier(s) to entry. Briefly explain what effect the barrier has on the participants that enter the market.
  2. An instance of price discrimination: State the industry and the mechanism for price discrimination- what good/service has a different price and how does the company get different prices from different types of customers.
  3. One of the firms on page 399 in Chapter 13 of your textbook: Briefly summarize (in 2 sentences or less) what the article is discussing. How does this relate to the possible success (or failure) of the company? How is this affected by the company’s concentrated market share? Please limit your analysis to an economic reading- your comments should rely heavily on the economic terms defined as part of this course.
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