Christopher Snyder
Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor
Chair, Department of Economics

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Brief Bio.
Contact Information
Selected Articles
Current Research
Professional Activities
Curriculum Vitae (PDF file)

Brief Bio.

Christopher Snyder is the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College, where he serves as Department Chair. He specializes in the fields of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and law and economics. He is a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, Secretary-Treasurer of the Industrial Organization Society, and an Associate Editor for the Review of Industrial Organization. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.

Contact Information

Department of Economics
301 Rockefeller Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Office: 312A Silsby Hall
Phone: (603) 646-0642
Fax: (603) 646-2122

Office hours:
Mon. 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Wed. 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.


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Microeconomic Theory: Basic Principles and Extensions
12th edition, copyright 2016
Co-authored by Walter Nicholson and Christopher Snyder
Published by South-Western (Cengage Learning)

A rigorous treatment of intermediate microeconomics for advanced undergraduate and masters level courses.

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Intermediate Microeconomics and its Application
12th edition, copyright 2015
Co-authored by Walter Nicholson and Christopher Snyder
Published by South-Western (Cengage Learning)

An intuitive treatment of intermediate microeconomics emphasizing concepts and real-world applications (providing a handful per chapter) over tedious mathematics.

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Recent and Upcoming Classes

  • Spring 2017:

    Econ 81---Advanced Microeconomic Theory

  • Fall 2016:

    Econ 35---Games and Economic Behavior (syllabus)

  • Spring 2016:

    Econ 81---Advanced Microeconomic Theory (syllabus)

  • Winter 2016:

    Econ 25---Competition and Strategy (syllabus)

Selected Articles (with Links to Online Copies)

Current Research (with Links to Working Papers)

Titles of selected working papers and collaborators are listed below. Please contact me if you are interested in any of the papers not available for download here or are particularly interested in having the most recent version.

  • "Open Access as a Crude Solution to a Hold-Up Problem in the Two-Sided Market for Academic Journals" (with Mark McCabe).
         ° Current working paper PDF (May 2016)
         ° Earlier NBER working paper no. 22220

  • "Deterring Nuisance Suits through Employee Indemnification" (with Wallace Mullin).
         ° Working paper PDF

  • "Costs of Managerial Attention and Activity as a Source of Sticky Prices: Structural Estimates from an Online Market" (with Sara Fisher Ellison and Hongkai Zhang).
         ° Working paper PDF
         ° SSRN working paper

  • "Cite Unseen: Theory and Evidence on the Effect of Open Access on Cites to Academic Articles Across the Quality Spectrum" (with Mark McCabe).
         ° Working paper PDF

  • "A Model of Academic Journal Quality with Applications to Open-Access Journals" (with Mark McCabe).
         ° Working paper PDF

Professional Activities