Sold out: Analyzing the for-profit resale market for concert tickets in British Columbia

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Date created: 
2018-03-29
Identifier: 
etd10657
Keywords: 
For-profit ticket resale
Concerts
Consumer protection
Mixed-methods
Ticket bots
Abstract: 

This capstone analyzes the for-profit resale market for tickets to large concerts in British Columbia and identifies policy options that address this public policy problem. Following a brief background on the subject in British Columbia, this capstone advances through a mixed-methods research methodology consisting of an academic literature review, case study analysis, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis. From this research base the capstone then outlines three policy options: the status quo, prohibition, and regulating the for-profit resale market. Five criteria are established against which the options are evaluated, and the option of regulating the for-profit resale market for tickets to large concerts in two phases is recommended.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
Joshua Gordon
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: School of Public Policy
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.P.P.
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