Posts Tagged ‘monopolistic competition’

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    Green Jeans

    Jul 23, 10 • 183 Views • Businesses, EnvironmentNo Comments

    Reading about a new Eco Index started me thinking about competition. The Eco Index is somewhat comparable to the Energy Star rating created by the EPA in 1992. For appliances, Energy Star ratings convey energy efficiency information. For apparel, the Eco

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    Starbucks or McDonald’s?

    Jun 10, 10 • 1464 Views • Behavioral Economics, BusinessesNo Comments

    A recent Pew Research Center survey asked 2260 adults whether they would, “prefer to live in a place with more McDonald’s or more Starbucks.” 43% said McDonald’s; 35% said Starbucks; 22% had no preference. According to the study, a key

  • The North Face v. The South Butt

    Jan 18, 10 • 192 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The North Face is suing The South Butt for trademark infringement. Concerned that there would be

  • Is any publicity good publicity?

    Feb 27, 07 • 162 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Hey Fellow Econ Students and Enthusiasts! I was walking in my town today (a very suburban one I might add) and I happened to notice the window of Victoria’s Secret. I remember a couple of years ago when the store first came to my town, there was a HUGE