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The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports, 2nd Edition

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The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports, 2nd Edition

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Why do universities place so much emphasis on athletics? Are the salaries of head coaches excessive? Should student-athletes be paid? Why is there so much cheating in college sports? Should athletic departments be subsidized by the university? Does Title IX unfairly discriminate against men's sports? This textbook is designed to help teach students about the business of college sports, particularly the big-money sports of football and basketball, allowing them to answer these and other important questions.

The book provides undergraduate students with the information and economic tools to analyze the behavior of the NCAA, athletic conferences, and individual colleges and universities in the market for college sports. Specific topics include the markets for athletes and coaches, the importance of athletics for colleges and universities, the finances of athletic departments, the influence of the media in commercializing college sports, issues of race and gender, and the possibilities for reforming college sports.

ISBN

9789814583367

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

World Scientific

City

Hackensack, New Jersey

Disciplines

Economics | Economic Theory | Sports Studies

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Description courtesy of World Scientific.

Cover image courtesy of Amazon.

Subject Areas

College sports -- Economic aspects; College sports -- Management

Author/Editor Bio

Randy Grant is Professor of Economics at Linfield College. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.A. in Economics from Pacific Lutheran University.

John Leadley is Professor of Economics at Western Oregon University.

Zenon Zygmont is Professor of Economics at Western Oregon University.

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