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Economic Definition of monopoly profit. Defined.

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Term monopoly profit Definition: Economic profit generated as a result of a firm's market control. It's termed monopoly profit as a reflection of the most prominent market structure with market control--monopoly. However, any market structure with market control, including oligopoly and monopolistic competition, can generate monopoly profit. The existence of monopoly profit is a clear-cut indication that a firm is NOT efficiently allocating resources. While having market control in no way guarantees that a firm will receive monopoly profit, there's no way for a firm to obtain monopoly profit WITHOUT market control. As economic profit, monopoly profit is over and above a normal profit.


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