An Economic Analysis of the Singapore F1 Race - 2008 to 2009

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An Economic Analysis of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in 2008 and 2009

Author: Parvez Javeed Batch # MBBD5 0909A FIN: G0890278Q

UoB #: 09031632 Module: Business

I certify that this assignment is the result of my own work and does not exceed the word count noted below. Number of Words: 1742 (Excluding appendices/references, tables and diagrams)

Economics Lecturer: Chi Ching

FIN: G0890278Q

Note: This paper answers Assignment Questions 1a and 1b
(1a : Key Demand‐Side Drivers of Price) (1b : Discounting to raise revenues during a recession)

Table of Contents
Note: This paper answers Assignment Questions 1a and 1b.............................................................. 2 List of Tables and Figures .................................................................................................................... 2 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Demand‐Side Price Drivers in 2008 .................................................................................................... 3 Demand‐Side Price Drivers in 2009 .................................................................................................... 7 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................................... 9 Appendix A – Tourist Arrivals due to the F1 Night Race ................................................................... 10 Appendix B – List of References ........................................................................................................ 11 Bibliography .................................................................................................................................. 11 References



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