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. 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. The course analyzes to what extent various companies are dominant, patterns of vertical integration by platform companies, the advance of 5G, and the potential implications of a so-called “splinternet”.
Snyder served as dean of the school from 2011 to 2019. During his tenure as dean, 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, built-out its MBA for Executives program, built-out its entrepreneurship program, and developed an innovative set of Executive Education offerings.
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 his time at Yale, 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
- Chair of Steering Committee, Global Network for Advanced Management
Prof. Snyder currently teaches Economic Analysis of High-Tech Industries, which applies Industrial Organization principles to high-tech industries in three regions (China, EU, and US). The course also develops insights for valuations of high-tech firms.
Selected Popular Press
“Is Flattening the Curve Bad for Health”, (co-Author Dr. L.S. Dugdale), The Hill, March 26, 2020.
“Exponential Alliance,” (co-authors: David Bach and Camino de Paz), BizEd, (July/August 2017), pp. 18-27.