David Berri is a Professor of Economics at Southern Utah University. He is co-author of The Wages of Wins and Stumbling on Wins. He has written extensively on the topic of sports economics for academic journals. In 2009, he was elected to a one-year term as president of the North American Association of Sports Economists and is currently serving on the editorial board of both the Journal of Sports Economics and the International Journal of Sport Finance.
If players were paid, market forces would work against competitive imbalance