Coaching Costs as Tullock Costs" NCAA Scholarly Colloquium, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2010
Economic Affairs, Vol. 30, Is. 3, 65-69, October 2010
Kurt W. Rotthoff, Ph.D. Department of Economics and Legal Studies
Ann Mayo, Ph.D.Department of Management
Escalating coaching costs have strained budgets at many universities. This paper analyzes these expenditures as a form of Tullock Costs (Tullock 1967). In this framework the money the universities receive are spent on recruiting top talent, so the schools receive little, or no, monetary gain under current scholarship rules.