SHARP Insights: How Title IX Changed the Game, Title IX and Public Policy

Date & time

Nov 10, 2011, 5:00-6:00 pm EST
Free and open to the public.

Andrew Zimbalist is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College. He is the co-author of the book Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change (with Nancy Hogshead-Makar), published by Temple University Press in October 2007.

'Equal Play is a gem. Two nationally respected Title IX experts, one a lawyer and one an economist, have teamed up to accurately portray the origins of Title IX, the impact of its application and the complexity of the issue of gender equality in sport programs sponsored by educational institutions. The result is an insightful analysis of the difficulties encountered when federal social justice legislation challenges the culturally ingrained sexism of American sport.' -Donna A. Lopiano, PhD, former CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

From his bio
Zimbalist earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an MA and PhD from Harvard University. He has been in the economics department at Smith College since 1974. He has consulted in Latin America for the United Nations Development Program, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and numerous companies. He's also consulted in the sports industry for players' associations, cities, companies, and leagues.

Zimbalist has published several dozen articles and twenty books, including: Comparing Economic Systems (1989), The Cuban Economy: Measurement and Analysis of Socialist Performance (1989), Panama at the Crossroads (1991), 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), 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 (2007), and Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry (Nov 2010).

Sponsored by: the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.