Uncapping Prices in Secondary Ticket Markets

Michael Giberson

David Harrington has an article in the new issue of Regulation on the consequences of state repeal of laws that put caps on ticket resale prices: “Uncapping Ticket Markets.” Harrington used StubHub data to compare NHL ticket resale prices in states that repealed price caps on resales to prices in states that hadn’t changed laws. As the article subhead puts it: “In hockey at least, liberalizing scalping laws has benefited fans.”