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  • Unpaid Professionalsby Andrew Zimbalist

    Princeton University Press 2001; Not Available

    Big-time college sports embodies the ideals of amateurism and provides an important complement to university education. Or so its apologists would have us believe. As Andrew Zimbalist shows in this unprecedented analysis, college sports is really a massively commercialized industry based on activities that are often irrelevant and even harmful to... more...

  • The Bottom Lineby Andrew Zimbalist

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    In The Bottom Line, one of the foremost sports economists writing today, Andrew Zimbalist (National Pastime), analyzes the "net value" of sports. He examines motives for why owners buy franchises, the worth of the players and the profitability of teams, and the importance of publicly funded stadiums. In the essays collected here—which appeared in... more...

  • Circling the Basesby Andrew Zimbalist

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    In  Circling the Bases , leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist continues his discussion and analysis of the major issues and challenges confronting the sports industry in the second decade of the 21st century. Presenting a general overview of the sports business at both the college and professional levels, this volume places concerns such... more...

  • In the Best Interests of Baseball?by Andrew Zimbalist

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 24.95

    In the Best Interests of Baseball? is a thoughtful, balanced look at the impact of the ninth commissioner of baseball, Bud Selig, on the sport as well as an examination of the commissioner’s position in a historical context. The more controversial topics Andrew Zimbalist probes include the conflicts of interest arising from Selig’s original role... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Athletes compete for national honor in Olympic and World Cup games. But the road to these mega events is paved by big business. We all know who the winners on the field arebut who wins off the field? The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 21.99

    An Economist Best Economic Book of 2015 An updated and expanded analysis of the economic tensions behind the Olympics and the World Cup games. Andrew Zimbalist looks beyond the headlines of two of the world’s most beloved sporting events: the Olympics and the World Cup. In the updated and expanded edition of his bestselling book, Circus Maximus:... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 26.28

    Athletes compete for national honor in Olympic and World Cup games. But the road to these mega events is paved by big business. We all know who the winners on the field arebut who wins off the field? The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 22.42

    An updated and expanded analysis of the economic tensions behind the Olympics and the World Cup games. Andrew Zimbalist looks beyond the headlines of two of the world’s most beloved sporting events: the Olympics and the World Cup. In the updated and expanded edition of his bestselling book, Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the... more...

  • Rio 2016by Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    A clear-eyed, critical examination of the social, political, and economic costs of hosting the 2016 summer Olympics The selection of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the summer 2016 Olympic Games set off jubilant celebrations in Brazil—and created enormous expectations for economic development and the advancement of Brazil as a major player on the... more...

  • International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Eventsby Wolfgang Maennig; Andrew Zimbalist

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how... more...