Big-Time Sports in American Universities by Charles T. Clotfelter
Published By: Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-1-107-00434-4 Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
John J. Siegfried of University of Adelaide and American Economic Association
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.3.719.r15 Review Pages: 754-58
Book Review Abstract
John J. Siegfried of University of Adelaide and American Economic Association reviews "Big-Time Sports in American Universities" by Charles T. Clotfelter. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Examines the phenomenon of prominent, commercialized university-sponsored athletic enterprises and considers the consequences for the universities that operate them. Discusses strange bedfellows; priorities; the bigness of "big time;" consumer good, mass obsession; commercial enterprise; an institution builder; a beacon for campus culture; ends and means; and prospects for reform. Clotfelter is Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economic and Law at Duke University. Index."