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Imperfect market

Economic environment in which the costs of labor and other resources used for production encourage firms to use substitute inputs that are less costly.

Imperfect Market

1. See: Market inefficiency.

2. A market where costs are too high, encouraging producers either to stop producing or to find ways to lower costs. For example, if labor costs are too high in an imperfect market, producers have an incentive to lower salaries, lay off employees, or cease operations altogether.

imperfect market

see MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION.
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We have, therefore, adopted a farm household model with imperfect markets to investigate factors influencing rural farm households' decisions and levels of participation in fertilizer market.
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The theoretical optimality of trade interventions in the presence of external distortions and oligopolistic markets (strategic trade policy), has been countered by questioning the empirical relevance of imperfect markets, the potential losses from anticipated retaliation, and lastly (mostly importantly in my opinion), the political economy implications pioneered by Bhagwati himself, along with Anne Krueger in the mid-1970s.
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Beyond defending the importance of regulatory interventions, Kuttner also stresses that attempting to purify imperfect markets by trying to make them more superficially market-like may actually render them even more imperfect.
This means that Robinson provides a unique solution to the determination of the degree of exploitation in imperfect markets, which Pigou does not.
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