A small handful of scholars have examined various areas of ticket resale. This page is a collection of research and news articles that have a wealth of information on ticket resale (a.k.a. scalping). It is updated when new research comes to light. I welcome suggestions for additions.
Note: Where it is possible to reference the research paper, links open PDF documents in a NEW window.
Ticket Resale Specific Literature
Note: The most recent work on this topic is the Leslie & Sorensen paper. I highly recommend reading.
Understanding Ticket Brokers, Joris Drayer & Stephen Shapiro
Why Cant I Get Tickets? Report on Distribution Practices Office of the New York State Attorney General
Buying Frenzies and Seller Induced Excess Demand Rand Journal of Economics
Rosen, S. & Rosenfeld, A. (1997) Ticket Pricing. Journal of Law and Economics. Vol 40, No., 2
Thaler, R. (1980) Towards a positive theory of consumer choice. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol. 1. pp 39-60
Explaining Game-to-Game Ticket Sales for Major League Baseball Games Over Time, Journal of Sports Economics, Beckman, et. al.
Short Run Demand and Uncertainty of Outcome in Major League Baseball, Springer Science and Business Media, 23 October 2010