Monopsony is an important idea in economics but not often discussed in the media – indeed there were only six references to it in the Financial Times between 2003 and 2009!
What is monopsony power?
Examples of industries where monopsony power exists and persists:
Evaluating the economic welfare effects of monopsony power in markets
In evaluation it is important to remember some of the possible advantages from monopsony power:
Key evaluation point - it is often difficult to assess the strength of monopsony power
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