econ vocab 1

  1. start-up costs
    the expenses a firm must pay before it can begin to produce and sell goods
  2. merger
    combination of two or more companies into a single firm
  3. cartel
    a formal organization of producers that agree to coordinate prices and production
  4. license
    a government-issued right to operate a business
  5. deregulation
    the removal of some government controls over the market
  6. commodity
    a product that is the same no matter who produces it, such as petroleum, notebook pare, or milk
  7. price fixing
    an agreement among firms to charge one price for the same good
  8. price discrimination
    division of consumers into groups based on how much they will pay for a good
  9. monopoly
    a market dominated by a single seller
  10. patent
    a license that gives the inventor of a new product the exclusive right to sell it for a certain period of time
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econ vocab 1