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Zimbalist, Andrew S.

Works: 72 works in 316 publications in 4 languages and 16,704 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GV716, 338.47796334
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew S Zimbalist
Unpaid professionals : commercialism and conflict in big-time college sports by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National pastime : how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer by Stefan Szymanski( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines, from an economic perspective, how the different traditions of soccer and baseball have shaped the possibilites for their commercial organization and exploitation, and considers how each sport might learn from the other's experiences to develop meaningful reforms"--Provided by publisher
Sports, jobs, and taxes : the economic impact of sports teams and stadiums( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the economic impact of new stadiums or a sports franchise on the local economy. It explores such general issues as the appropriate method for measuring economic benefits and costs, the source of the bargaining power of teams in obtaining subsidies from local government, the local politics of attracting and retaining teams, the relationship between sports and local employment, and the importance of stadium design in influencing the economic effects of a facility." "The book also contains case studies of major league sports facilities in Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities and of minor league baseball stadiums and spring training facilities. The primary conclusions are the sports teams and stadiums are not a source of local economic growth and employment; the size of the net subsidy exceeds the financial benefit of a new stadium; and cities are probably willing to subsidize sports teams because of the intense popularity of sports among a substantial proportion of voters and businesses and the leverage that teams enjoy from the monopoly position of professional sports leagues."--Jacket
May the best team win : baseball economics and public policy by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1922 MLB has benefited from a presumed exemption from the nation's antitrust laws. It is the only top-level professional baseball league in the country, and each of its teams is assigned an exclusive territory. Monopolies have market power, which they use to derive higher returns, misallocate resources, and take advantage of consumers. Major league baseball is no exception." "In May the Best Team Win, Andrew Zimbalist provides a critical analysis of the baseball industry, focusing on the abuses and inefficiencies that have plagued the game since the 1990s, when franchise owners appointed their colleague Bud Selig as MLB's "independent" commissioner." "Run by a shrinking and self-selecting group of owners subject to no oversight, MLB suffers from a lack of competitive pressure. Several large franchises are owned by media companies that have shackled their teams to lucrative broadcast and cable contracts - often making it impossible for fans to see games on television. Others own entities that do business with the teams, charging inflated prices for facility management, concessions, and catering. Complex intracompany transactions can reduce franchise revenues substantially, causing operating losses for teams while the owners still make millions."--Jacket
Baseball and billions : a probing look inside the big business of our national pastime by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball is only a game ... a game that is the beneficiary of public subsidies worth tens of millions of dollars annually ... where team revenue averages nearly $60 million annually ... where players' salaries average over a million dollars a year. Until now the business of baseball has been run with a degree of secrecy international intelligence agencies would envy. To get the facts about income and operations assembled in this book, Andrew Zimbalist has probed, dug, scraped, and begged for information from owners, players, and politicians. The result is an eye-opening account of greed, abuse of the public trust, and poor management that threaten the future of the game. Yet solutions are within our grasp, Zimbalist maintains. Zimbalist, who clearly loves the sport, chronicles the evolution of the baseball business from the Civil War, when teams first charged admission, through today. With telling anecdotes about famous and little-known figures from A.G. Spalding to George Steinbrenner, the book raises important questions about ownership structure, franchise finances, labor relations, free agency and competitive balance, the minor leagues, the teams' relationships with host cities, and the broadcasting of baseball. Alone among professional sports, baseball is a legal monopoly, self-governing and unregulated. What are the consequences for big cities as well as small cities, rich teams and poor teams, superstars and struggling minor league players - and for the future of the game? To answer this question, Zimbalist begins by examining baseball's legal institutions and labor practices, then discusses the owners and appraises the game's financial condition: profits, franchise values, attendance and ticket pricing, tax writeoffs, and more. The book proceeds to analyze the level and distribution of players' salaries, policies to improve labor relations, the changing role and organization of minor league baseball, baseball's relationship to the cities, and the politics and policies of expansion. Here is a fascinating look at the ledgers that prop up America's favorite sport
Equal play : Title IX and social change by Nancy Hogshead-Makar( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Critique of Tilting the Playing Field: Schools, Sports, Sex and Title IX / Nancy Hogshead-MakarWhat to Do about Title IX / Andrew Zimbalist; Open to All: Title IX at Thirty; Minority Views on the Report of the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics / Donna de Varona and Julie Foudy; Limitations of the Department of Education's On-Line Survey Method for Measuring Athletic Interest and Ability on U.S.A. Campuses / Don Sabo and Christine Grant; Bush Administration Uses Stealth Tactics to Subvert Title IX / Andrew Zimbalist; Football Is a Sucker's Game / Michael Sokolove
Economic democracy : workers' participation in Chilean industry, 1970-1973 by Juan G Espinosa( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies on the labor process by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bottom line : observations and arguments on the sports business by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

7 editions published between 1753 and 2010 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 publications like The New York Times, Sports Business Journal, and The Wall Street Journal from 1998-2006--Zimbalist considers the current state of organized sports, from football and baseball to basketball, hockey, and soccer. He also addresses antitrust and labor relations issues, gender equity concerns, collegiate athletics, and the regulation of steroid use, providing readers with a better understanding of the business of sports and the sports business--and what makes both tick."--Publisher's website
Circus maximus : the economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the impact of hosting major sporting events, including the World Cup and the Olympics, looking at the hollow claims given by private industry boosters and government supporters who promise an economic boon that never arrives
The Cuban economy : measurement and analysis of socialist performance by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing economic systems : a political-economic approach by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panama at the crossroads : economic development and political change in the twentieth century by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban political economy : controversies in Cubanology by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba's socialist economy toward the 1990s( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative economic systems : an assessment of knowledge, theory and method by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 edge, methods and theory. I turn now to some of my own reflections on this score. Some Reflections My first proposition is that if we are interested in analyzing the performance and dynamic properties of the world's economies, it is only at significant peril that comparative economists can overlook noneconomic or "political" factors. This is not to say that it is illegitimate to abstract from non-economic factors for particular purposes; rather, such abstraction should occur only with cogni zance of the influences being suppressed. I have argued elsewhere that the analytical compromise in suppressing noneconomic variables is greater for the study of planned than for market economies. [7] Borrowing from Polanyi [8], it is claimed that in market sys tems the economic sphere is disembedded from (separate and not subordinate to) the political, social and cultural spheres, while in planned systems the economic sphere is embedded in the noneconomic spheres. To be sure, market economies are strongly affected by political and cultural factors, but planned economies have and often exercise the potential to let political goals dominate in making production, allocational, or distributional choices. Indeed, it is difficult in practice to separate out what are political and what are economic decisions in planned systems
In the best interests of baseball? : the revolutionary reign of Bud Selig by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on dozens of interviews with Selig, baseball COO Bob DuPuy, and scores of baseball insiders and interested outsiders, as well as mountains of historic baseball documents, In the Best interests of Baseball? challenges everything you think you know about the game, the Major Leagues, the players, the owners, and, most of all, the man at the helm."--BOOK JACKET
The sabermetric revolution : assessing the growth of analytics in baseball by Benjamin Baumer( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of statistical analysis in baseball, how it can best be used today, and how it must evolve for the future
Circling the bases : essays on the challenges and prospects of the sports industry by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays in which Andrew Zimbalist examines the challenges facing the sports industry in the second decade of the twenty-first century, discussing the financial crisis in college sports, labor relations in professional leagues, the economic impact of the Olympics, and other topics
Economics of sport by John Vrooman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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National pastime : how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer
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Woods, Robert A. 1947-

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Zimbalist, Andrew Saul 1947-

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National pastime : how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccerSports, jobs, and taxes : the economic impact of sports teams and stadiumsMay the best team win : baseball economics and public policyBaseball and billions : a probing look inside the big business of our national pastimeEqual play : Title IX and social changeEconomic democracy : workers' participation in Chilean industry, 1970-1973Case studies on the labor processThe bottom line : observations and arguments on the sports business