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Department of Economics hosting David Kaserman Memorial Lecture with Christopher Snyder

Christopher Snyder
Christopher Snyder

On Friday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. in Lowder Hall room 5, the Department of Economics will host the David Kaserman Memorial Lecture, a program in honor of the late David Kaserman. The lecture, entitled “Accelerating Socially Valuable Innovation Through Market Shaping,” which is free and open to the public, will feature Christopher Snyder, the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College.

Professor Snyder received his doctoral degree in economics from MIT in 1994, held faculty positions at George Washington University, and was the editor of the Journal of Law and Economics. Currently, he is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an associate editor for the Review of Industrial Organization, the treasurer of the Industrial Organization Society, the faculty director at the University of Chicago’s Market Shaping Accelerator, and a senior fellow at the Institute for Progress.

He specializes in industrial organization, law and economics, and microeconomic theory. His research articles, some of which have been supported by grants from the National Institutes for Health and the Sloan Foundation, are featured in prestigious academic journals, including the Science Magazine, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Management Science. His undergraduate- and graduate-level microeconomics textbooks are widely adopted by instructors across the globe.

Professor David L. Kaserman, 1947-2008, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and remained spiritually an East Tennessean his entire life. After working his way through college at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, he attended graduate school at the University of Florida, where he began a life-long collaboration with Professor Roger Blair, an internationally recognized antitrust scholar.

Kaserman worked as an economist for the U.S. government at Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Trade Commission, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories and served with great distinction on the faculties of the University of Tennessee and Auburn University, mentoring many younger economists. He published more than 100 articles, including influential papers on vertical integration and regulation in the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Law and Economics, and a number of others. He authored numerous books, including “Antitrust Economics” through Oxford University Press with Roger Blair and the textbook “Government and Business: The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation” through Dryden Press with John Mayo.

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