Christopher Snyder

Ran Zhuo '17 awarded the Rintels Prize

Dartmouth Economics Department is proud to announce that Ran Zhuo ’17 was awarded the Rintels Prize for the best honors thesis in the Social Sciences for the Class of 2017 for her thesis titled "Do Low Price Guarantees Guarantee Low Prices? Evidence from Competition between Amazon and Big-Box Stores."

The selection committee noted that "Ran identified a question that was full of economics, policy relevant, and poorly addressed in the prior literature".

Ran graduated as a valedictorian from the Class of 2017, with a BA in Economics and Mathematics. She is currently a Ph.D. student in business economics at Harvard and her thesis was published in December 2017 issue of the Journal of Industrial Economics.  

Ran is the third economics major in four years to win the Rintels prize, following the footsteps of  Ayushi Narayan '14 and Aaron Goodman '15.  

Congratulations to Economics Class of 2018

On Satuday June 9th, 2018, Dartmouth Economics department hosted its annual graduation breakfast reception in honor of the class of 2018 graduates and their families. At the reception, department chair Chris Snyder and vice chair James Feyrer announced the awards and Honors students this year. For the detailed list, please check our Honors page.

The entire Economics department wishes the Class of 2018 best of luck in their post graduate endeavors.

Christopher M. Snyder

Research Interests: Industrial organization, microeconomic theory, law and economics

Courses Taught: Microeconomics (Economics 21), Competition and Strategy (Economics 25), Advanced Topics in Microeconomics (Economics 81)

Office: 312A Silsby Hall

Research Spotlight

“Economics Perspectives on the Advance Market Commitment for Pneumococcal Vaccines” (with Wills Begor and Ernst Berndt) Health Affairs, Aug. 2011, vol. 30 no. 8, pp.1508-1517

Background: Pneumococcal disease is the most common vaccine-preventable cause of death for young children worldwide. In order to reduce mortality from this disease, it is important to figure out how to rapidly increase the availability of these vaccines in poor countries. In this paper, the authors consider the economics of a new financing programming known as the “advance market commitment,” which substantially increased the speed of the rollout of second-generation pneumococcal vaccines.