ROBERT A.BAADE has been the James D. Vail Professor of Economics at Lake Forest College since 1986. Baade has published extensively in the areas of international economics and the economics of professional and intercollegiate athletics. In the realm of sports, Baade's writing has focused in particular on the economic impact professional and amateur sports exert on their host communities. In addition to his work as a scholar, Baade served for more than 15 years as the assistant men's varsity basketball coach at Lake Forest College.
DAVID J.BERRI is assistant professor of economics at California State University-Bakersfield. His research focuses on both international trade and applied microeconomics, specifically, the economics of sports. Within this latter topic he has published papers examining the impact of labor strikes upon consumer demand, the measurement of worker productivity, the rationality of decision makers, and competitive balance.
ROBERT W.BROWN is associate professor of economics at California State University, San Marcos. He has published articles on a wide variety of topics such as college athletics, infant health, demand for abortion services, and the impact of alcohol restriction laws on drunk driving, among other topics. His current research projects focus on the economics of women's college athletics, environmental recreation in southern California national forests, and valuing environmental resources associated with watershed management.