ECO 101 WEEK 4 DISCUSSION DISCUSSION 1 â€œProduction and Cost in the Firmâ€ Please respond to the following: a) Identify the factors affecting production and costs in the short run to determine which single factor has the greatest impact on the widest variety of companies. Provide specific examples to support your response. b) Discuss how firms may efficiently reduce costs in both the short run and long run. DISCUSSION 2 â€œPerfect Competitionâ€ Please respond to the following: a) Use the Internet to research a good or service produced in a perfectly competitive industry then, provide two examples or characteristics of the good or service that exhibit the properties of a good produced in a perfectly competitive market. Explain your answer. b) Referring to the same good, discuss how different cost structures influence that industryÂ’s long-run supply curve. Again, provide specific examples to support your response.