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Edward A. Snyder is the William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management at the Yale School of Management. His research and teaching are focused on industrial organization, antitrust economics, law and economics, and financial institutions. His recent research includes work on antitrust policy and enforcement as well as on the development of major digital platforms. He teaches Economic Analysis of High-Tech Industries, a course that applies industrial organization concepts and valuation frameworks to high-tech industries in China, EU, and US.

During Snyder’s tenure as dean of the school from 2011 to 2019, the school developed the first global network of top business schools, introduced its Master of Advanced Management degree for graduates of the Global Network for Advanced Management, introduced its Master of Management Studies degree with tracks in Asset Management, Systematic Risk, and Global Business and Society, and broadened its MBA for Executives program.

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.

Prior to coming to Yale in 2011, 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 Works


The Vast Space in which the Vertical Merger Guidelines Lived
E. A. Snyder
The Antitrust Bulletin
Issue 3, September

Enforcement of Anti-Collusion Laws Against Domestic and Foreign Firms
E. A. Snyder and P. Cremieux
Journal of Law & Economics

Working Papers

Amazon’s Three Major Lines of Business
E. A. Snyder, J. Canaday, M. Hughes

Aftermath of the Sealy Antitrust Litigation
E. A. Snyder & M. J. Moore
November 2020