Edward A. Snyder
George Shultz Professor of Economics
Edward A. Snyder is former dean of Chicago Booth and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the School.
During his tenure as dean, Mr. Snyder strengthened the school’s values with the objective of ensuring that Chicago continues to offer the most challenging academic programs of any business school in the world. His other main strategic imperative had been to strengthen the school’s relationships with business and alumni around the world. The goals were to increase opportunities for Chicago Booth students and alumni; as well as increase the school’s influence so it can continue to help improve business practices, increase performance, and strengthen the world’s market-oriented economies.
Snyder received his Ph.D. in economics and an M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago. His research develops insights into business practices, specifically distribution and contracting practices, antitrust enforcement, and public policy. Before joining Chicago Booth, Snyder was Dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School. He began his academic career University of Michigan Business School.