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The impact of price discrimination on consumer surplus at popular music concerts

Edwin Eckard () and Marlene A. Smith

Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 118, issue 1, 222-224

Abstract: We estimate consumer surplus gains and losses from concert ticket price discrimination. Fans purchasing low-priced tickets enjoy a surplus gain of about $9.26 per ticket while high-priced ticket buyers suffer a loss of about $17.63 per ticket.

Keywords: Price discrimination; Consumer surplus; Welfare economics; Popular music concerts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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