In general, every firm possesses a specific market structure, which is mainly determined by the number of buyers, number of sellers, ease of entry or exit, and the degree of product differentiation (Arnold, 2010). The underlying determinants give rise to four types of market structures. These include perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly.
The short-run and long-run equilibrium for firms in a perfect competition industry is considerably different. Both short-run and long-run revenue data for a wheat farmer have been shown in table 1 and table 2 respectively.
In the long-run, it is assumed that the entry of new ...