Christopher Snyder
Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor

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Textbooks
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Brief Bio.

Christopher Snyder is the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor in the Economics Department at Dartmouth College. 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, 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. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife, Maura Doyle, who is a senior lecturer in the Economics Department, and their three daughters.

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
Email: chris.snyder@dartmouth.edu

Office hours:
By appointment.

Textbooks

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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

  • Fall 2018:

    Econ 35---Games and Economic Behavior

  • Spring 2018:

    Econ 81---Advanced Microeconomic Theory (syllabus)

  • Fall 2017:

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

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.

  • "Revealed Growth: A Method for Bounding the Elasticity of Demand with an Application to Assessing the Antitrust Remedy in the Du Pont Decision" (with Wallace Mullin).
         ° Working paper PDF
         ° NBER Working Paper no. 24786

  • "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
         ° NBER Working Paper no. 24680

  • "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

  • "Worst-Case Bounds on R&D and Pricing Distortions: Theory and Disturbing Conclusions if Consumer Values Follow the World Income Distribution" (with Michael Kremer).
         ° Working paper PDF

  • "Designing Advance Market Commitments for New Vaccines" (with Jonathan Levin and Michael Kremer).
         ° Working paper PDF

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

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

Selected Articles (with Links to Online Copies)

Professional Activities