Daniel, Rascher and Andrew, Schwarz (2010): Illustrations of Price Discrimination in Baseball. Forthcoming in: Economics Through Sports
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Price discrimination of this nature, focused on differing degrees of quality, bundled goods, volume discounts, and other forms of second-degree price discrimination, is commonplace in MLB. Indeed, it is safe to say that every single MLB ticket is sold under some form of price discrimination. As teams grow increasingly sophisticated in their pricing strategies, price discrimination is becoming more precise, more wide-spread, and more profitable, while at the same time providing for more opportunities for more fans to find tickets at a price they are willing to pay. Unlike a baseball game, where one team must lose and one must win, price discrimination allows for win-win economic outcomes for teams and fans alike.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Illustrations of Price Discrimination in Baseball|
|Keywords:||price discrimination; bundling; variable pricing; dynamic pricing; secondary ticketing; two-part tariff; loaded ticket|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L83 - Sports; Gambling; Recreation; Tourism
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing
|Depositing User:||Daniel Rascher|
|Date Deposited:||12. Oct 2010 18:24|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 05:13|
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