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Concert Tour Success in North America: An Examination of the Top 100 Tours from 1997 to 2005
Radio airplay, album sales and concerts provide revenues to songwriters, music labels, and musicians. From 1997 to 2005, concert revenues in North America increased from $1.3 billion to $3.1 billion.Expand
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Deterrent Aspects of No-Fault Automobile Insurance: Some Empirical Findings
Will no-fault automobile insurance lead to a deterioration of driver attitudes, to a weakening of police enforcement efforts and to a tragic increase in deaths and injuries? Proponents of no-faultExpand
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Models of Superstardom: An Application of the Lotka and Yule Distributions
One common measure of success for popular recording artists is the receipt of gold or platinum sales awards. With regard to singles—the focus of this study—a gold award signifies sales of 1 millionExpand
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The Expansion Method as a Tool of Regional Analysis
This paper describes Casetti's expansion method and suggests its applicability to a wide range of regional and urban economic situations. In addition, the paper presents results obtained from the useExpand
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ABSTRACT In this article, we discuss the use of client-driven projects – projects that are posed by business, government, and non-profit organizations and based upon real problems facing theExpand
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Multi‐Stage Markets in the Recording Industry
Theories of superstardom propose that historic market success may be a predictor of future success. Music labels have an incentive to concentrate on a few “star” performers, thereby exploitingExpand
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Headship Rates and Long-Term Housing Forecasts: Some Regional Evidence
This paper empirically investigates the stability of the headship rate across the 50 states and the District of Columbia from 1960 to 1990. Forecasts conditioned on population changes provideExpand
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ABSTRACT This paper describes an interdisciplinary project-based mathematics course linked to a computer technology course. The linkage encourages an appreciation of mathematics and technology asExpand
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Forecasting Regional Shift Using Random Walk Models
This study has attempted to evaluate the accuracy of two different views of regional economic change as these views pertain to the accuracy of regional forecasting models. The findings contradict theExpand
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Racial Earnings Discrimination: Empirical Results for Indiana
This paper aims to determine which part of the earnings differential between black men and white men in Indiana representing discrimination and that part reflecting different endowments of humanExpand