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Zimbalist, Andrew S.

Works: 86 works in 380 publications in 5 languages and 20,297 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Andrew S Zimbalist
National pastime : how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer by Stefan Szymanski( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,839 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
Unpaid professionals : commercialism and conflict in big-time college sports by Andrew S Zimbalist( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Circus maximus : the economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup by Andrew S Zimbalist( )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,899 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
Circling the bases : essays on the challenges and prospects of the sports industry by Andrew S Zimbalist( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,036 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
Sports, jobs, and taxes : the economic impact of sports teams and stadiums( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 992 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 )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 857 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
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 825 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
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 810 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
Unwinding madness : what went wrong with college sports-and how to fix it by Gerald Sherman Gurney( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical look at the tension between the larger role of the university and the commercialization of college sports Unwinding Madness is the most comprehensive examination to date of how the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics#x97;and why it is incapable of achieving reform and must be replaced. The NCAA has placed commercial success above its responsibilities to protect the academic primacy, health and well-being of college athletes and fallen into an educational, ethical, and economic crisis. As long as intercollegiate
Equal play : Title IX and social change by Nancy Hogshead-Makar( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title IX by the Numbers / Andrew Zimbalist
Rio 2016 : Olympic myths, hard realities by Andrew S Zimbalist( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rio 2016 assembles the views of leading experts on Brazil and the Olympics into a clear-eyed assessment of the impact of the games on Brazil in general and on the lives of Cariocas, as Rio's residents are known"--Publisher's website
The sabermetric revolution : assessing the growth of analytics in baseball by Benjamin Baumer( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 656 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
Economic democracy : workers' participation in Chilean industry, 1970-1973 by Juan G Espinosa( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Boston Olympics : how and why smart cities are passing on the torch by Chris Dempsey( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2013 and 2014, some of Massachusetts' wealthiest and most powerful individuals hatched an audacious plan to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Like their counterparts in cities around the world, Boston's Olympic boosters promised political leaders, taxpayers, and the media that the Games would deliver incalculable benefits and require little financial support from the public. Yet these advocates refused to share the details of their bid and only grudgingly admitted, when pressed, that their plan called for billions of dollars in construction of unneeded venues. To win the bid, the public would have to guarantee taxpayer funds to cover cost overruns, which have plagued all modern Olympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chose Boston 2024's bid over that of other American cities in January 2015--and for a time it seemed inevitable that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would award the Games to Boston 2024. No Boston Olympics is the story of how an ad hoc, underfunded group of diverse and engaged citizens joined together to challenge and ultimately derail Boston's boosters, the USOC, and the IOC. Chris Dempsey was cochair of No Boston Olympics, the group that first voiced skepticism, demanded accountability, and catalyzed dissent. Andrew Zimbalist is a world expert on the economics of sports, and the leading researcher on the hidden costs of hosting mega-events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Together, they tell Boston's story, while providing a blueprint for citizens who seek to challenge costly, wasteful, disruptive, and risky Olympic bids in their own cities -- Provided by publisher
Case studies on the labor process by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cuban economy : measurement and analysis of socialist performance by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 470 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 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban political economy : controversies in Cubanology( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba's socialist economy toward the 1990s by Andrew S Zimbalist( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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National pastime : how Americans play baseball and the rest of the world plays soccer
Unpaid professionals : commercialism and conflict in big-time college sportsCircling the bases : essays on the challenges and prospects of the sports industrySports, jobs, and taxes : the economic impact of sports teams and stadiumsMay the best team win : baseball economics and public policyThe bottom line : observations and arguments on the sports businessBaseball and billions : a probing look inside the big business of our national pastimeEqual play : Title IX and social changeCase studies on the labor processPanama at the crossroads : economic development and political change in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Andrew Zimbalist Amerikaans econoom

Andrew Zimbalist economista estadounidense

Andrew Zimbalist économiste américain

Woods, Robert A. 1947-

Zimbalist, Andrew

Zimbalist, Andrew 1947-

Zimbalist, Andrew S 1947-

Zimbalist, Andrew Saul 1947-

Цымбалист, Эндрю

짐발리스트, 앤드루 1947-

짐벌리스트, 앤드루 1947-

ジンバリスト, アンドリュー