Biographical Information about Andrew Zimbalist
Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, where he has been in the Economics Department since 1974. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1969 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He has consulted in Cuba and Latin America for the United Nations Development Program, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and numerous companies, and has consulted in the sports industry for players' associations, cities, companies, and leagues. He has published several dozen articles and twenty-five books, including Baseball and Billions (1992), Sports, Jobs and Taxes (1997), Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-time College Sports (1999), The Economics of Sport, I & II (2001), May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy (2003), National Pastime: How Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer (with Stefan Szymanski) (2005), In the Best Interests of Baseball? The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig (2006), The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business (2006), Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change (with Nancy Hogshead-Makar) (2007), Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry (2010), International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events (with Wolfgang Maennig) (2012), The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics on Baseball (with Ben Baumer) (2014), Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, (2016), Unwinding Madness: What Went Wrong with College Sports and How to Fix It, (with Donna Lopiano and Gerry Gurney) (January 2017), and No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch (with Chris Dempsey) (March 2017). He is currently working on a book on the Rio Olympics of 2016.