Economic Definition of monopolistic competition and efficiency. Defined.
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Term monopolistic competition and efficiency Definition: A monopolistically competitive firm generally produces less output and charges a higher price than would be the case for a perfectly competitive industry. In particular, the price charged by monopolistic competition is not equal to (in fact, higher than) the marginal cost of production. The equality between price and marginal cost is THE key indication that resources are allocated efficiently and that society's resources are NOT being used to generate the highest possible level of satisfaction.