Edward A. Snyder

Dean & William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management

Edward A. Snyder is Dean and William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management. As Dean, he has overall responsibility for the school’s academic programs, for enhancing its reputation, and for strengthening its finances. The school’s objectives are: (i) to be the business school that is most involved with its home university: eminent and purposeful Yale; (ii) to be the most global U.S. business school in ways that are differentiating and meaningful, given how the world's economy has developed; and (iii) to be recognized as the best source of elevated leaders for all sectors and regions.

During his tenure at Yale, the school has (i) developed the first global network of top business schools, (ii) introduced its Master of Advanced Management degree for graduates of the Global Network for Advanced Management, (iii) implemented a new, required Leadership Development Program for all Master’s students, and (iv) forged yet stronger programmatic relationships with other Yale professional schools.

Mr. Snyder began his professional career as an economist with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He earned a PhD in Economics and an MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He began his academic career at the University of Michigan where he developed programs in Central Europe, China, India, and Russia. His research and teaching is focused on industrial organization, antitrust economics, law and economics, and financial institutions.

Previously, Mr. Snyder was the Dean and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 


  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1984
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1978
  • BA, Colby College, 1975


Selected Articles

E. A. Snyder
Leadership Development for a Global World (J. Canals, ed.)
E. A. Snyder, P. Cremieux and I. Simmons
The George Mason Law Review
Bank Privatization in Transitional Economics: A General Framework with Application to Hungary’s Magyar Kulkereskedelmi Bank Transaction
E. Snyder, K. Schnatterly, R. C. Kormendi & C. Jereb
The Financier
Allocation of Litigation Costs–American and English Rules
E. Snyder & J. W. Hughes
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law
Social Learning and Transaction Cost Economics
E. A. Snyder
Advances in Strategic Managemen

Selected Working Papers

Napsterizing Pharmaceuticals: Access, Innovation, and Welfare
E. A. Snyder, J. W. Hughes & M. J. Moore
Global Antitrust Enforcement
E. A. Snyder & P. Cremieux
The Organization of Global Business Schools
E. A. Snyder
Aftermath of the Sealy Antitrust Litigation
E. A. Snyder & M. J. Moore
Napsterizing’ Pharmaceuticals: Access, Innovation, and Consumer Welfare
E. A. Snyder, J. W. Hughes & M. J. Moore
National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper


Posts by Edward A. Snyder

Selected Popular Press

"Yale Redefines What It Means to Be Global," Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2012

"Yale's Big, Audacious Global Bet," Poets & Quants, February 8, 2012