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Henry Schneider

Associate Professor & Commerce '64 Fellow of Business Economics


Henry Schneider is an Associate Professor of Business Economics at Smith School of Business. He specializes in applied microeconomics with a focus on industrial organization, behavioral economics, and experimental economics.

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Academic Area

  • Business Economics

Interest Topics

  • Economics

Faculty Details


Full Bio

Professor Schneider received a PhD in economics from Yale University and a B.S. in physics from Wesleyan University. Prior to graduate studies, he worked at NERA Economic Consulting (Oliver Wyman) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Professor Schneider was an economics professor at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University before joining Queen’s University. He has a cross-appointment in the Queen's Department of Public Health Sciences, and is an affiliated faculty member of the Queen's Economics Department.

Academic Degrees

PhD, Economics
Yale University, New Haven (2006)

B.S. Physics (high honors)
Wesleyan University, Middletown (1996)

Academic Experience

School of Medicine, Queen's University
Associate Professor (cross-appointment), Department of Public Health Sciences (2020 - Present)

Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Commerce ’64 Fellow of Business Economics (2017 - Present)
Associate Professor (with tenure), Business Economics (2016 - Present)

Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Cornell University, Ithaca (2006-2016)


Research Publications

“Reminders Work, But for Whom? Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Recipients,” with Ori Heffetz and Ted O’Donoghue, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming

“Limited Rationality and the Strategic Environment: Further Evidence from a Pricing Game,” with Kristen Cooper and Michael Waldman, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2021

“Limited Rationality and the Strategic Environment: Further Theory and Experimental Evidence,” with Kristen Cooper and Michael Waldman, Games and Economic Behavior, 106, 2017, 188-208

“Beautiful Lemons: Adverse Selection in Durable-Goods Markets with Sorting,” with Jonathan Peterson, Management Science, 63(9), 2017, 3111-3127

“Nonstandard Bidder Behavior in Real-World Auctions,” with Joseph Podwol, European Economic Review, 83, 2016, 198-212

“The Bidder’s Curse: Comment,” American Economic Review, 106(4), 2016, 1182-1194

“The Economics of Retail Markets for New and Used Cars,” with Charles Murry, Handbook on the Economics of Retailing and Distribution, Emek Basker (editor), Edward Elgar Publishers, January 2016

“Checklists and Worker Behavior: A Field Experiment,” with Kirabo Jackson, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(4), 2015, 136-168 (featured in April 2014 NBER Digest)

“Search Costs and Equilibrium Price Dispersion in Auction Markets,” with Matthew Backus and Joseph Podwol, European Economic Review, 74, 2014, 173-192

“The Role and Growth of New-Car Leasing: Theory and Evidence,” with Justin Johnson and Michael Waldman, Journal of Law and Economics, 57(3), 2014, 665-698

“Adverse Selection in the Used-Car Market: Evidence from Purchase and Repair Patterns in the Consumer Expenditure Survey,” with Jonathan Peterson, Rand Journal of Economics, 45(1), 2014, 140-154

“Agency Problems and Reputation in Expert Services: Evidence from Auto Repair,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 60(3), 2012, 406-433

“Do Social Connections Reduce Moral Hazard? Evidence from the New York City Taxi Industry,” with Kirabo Jackson, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(3), 2011, 244-267

“Moral Hazard in Leasing Contracts: Evidence from the New York City Taxi Industry,” Journal of Law and Economics, 53(4), 2010, 783-805

Working Papers and Work in Progress

“Warranty Design for Durable Goods: Theory and Evidence,” with Jonathan Peterson, May 2020

“Promoting Best Practices in a Multitask Workplace: Experimental Evidence on Checklists,” with Kirabo Jackson, December 2018

“Adverse Selection, Market Size, and Innovation,” with Michael Waldman and Ying Wang, January 2015

“Gender and Race Discrimination in Auto Repair,” with Olena Ivus, work in progress


Introduction to Public Health, 6th Edition, with Mary-Jane Schneider, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2020

Introduction to Public Health, 5th Edition, with Mary-Jane Schneider, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

Other Publications

“Stocks in the Household Portfolio: A Look Back at the 1990s,” with Joseph Tracy, FRBNY Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 7(4), 2001

“Are Stocks Overtaking Real Estate in Household Portfolios?,” with Joseph Tracy and Sewin Chan, FRBNY Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 5(5), 1999

“Crowded House,” with Joseph Tracy and Sewin Chan, Boston Review, 24(1), 1999


Ph.D. Advising

Joseph Podwol (2010, Economics; U.S. Department of Justice)
Jonathan Peterson (2011, Economics; NRU Higher School of Economics)
Ying Wang (2013, Economics; Analysis Group)
Xin Jin (2014, Economics; University of South Florida)


Johnson School, Cornell University

Strategy, undergraduate elective, 2007-2008
Strategy, MBA core course, 2007-2016
Game Theory and Business Strategy, MBA elective, 2008-2016

Smith School, Queen’s University

Advanced Managerial Economics, Accelerated MBA core course, 2018-present
Economics and Industry Analysis, Executive MBA Americas core course, 2018-present
Decision Making in Competitive Markets, MBA elective, 2019-Present
Causal Impact (Running Experiments in Organizations), MBA elective, 2022

Visiting Positions

Hitotsubashi University Institute for Economic Research

Hebrew University Economics Dept. and Center for the Study of Rationality



Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Experimental Economics


Seminar and Conference Presentations

2022 Webinar Series on Credence Goods and Expert Markets

2021 Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) Innsbruck

2019 - University of South Florida, New England Experimental Economics Workshop (UMass Amherst), City University of London, Max Planck Institute (Bonn), University of Innsbruck, Queen’s University, Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Conference, Hitotsubashi University Institute of Economic Research

2018 - Dartmouth Tuck Winter IO Conference, Carleton University, International Industrial Organization Conference, University of Haifa, Hebrew University

2017 - International Industrial Organization Conference, Advances with Field Experiments Conference (University of Chicago), Queen’s University, University of Toronto

2016 - FTC Workshop on Auto Distribution: Current Issues & Future Trends, Northeastern University, US Department of Justice, US Census Bureau, North Carolina State University, SUNY Stony Brook

2015 - Williams College, Simon Fraser University, International Industrial Organization Conference, Econometric Society World Congress, Charles River Associates, Penn State University, ESA North American Meetings, Workshop on Management and Firm Performance (Kiel Institute), Queen’s University

2014 - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, International Industrial Organization Conference, 5th Workshop on Search and Switching Costs (University of Indiana), ESA International Meetings, University of Oklahoma, Quantitative Marketing and Economics Conference (USC), MIT, University of Rochester, University of Michigan

2013 - Cornell University, Williams College

2012 - ASSA Meetings, International Industrial Organization Conference, Northwestern University Conference on Internet Search and Innovation, George Mason University, eBay Research Labs

2011 - International Industrial Organization Conference, University of Rochester, IDC Herzliya, University of Missouri, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, FTC Microeconomics Conference

2010 - International Industrial Organization Conference, DePaul University, University of Washington, ESA North American Meetings, NBER Organizational Economics Meetings, Federal Trade Commission

2009 - Wesleyan University, Cornell University, International Industrial Organization Conference

2008 - Yale University ISPS Conference, MIT Sloan BPS Conference (discussant)

2007 - Cornell University (Economics), Cornell University (Policy Analysis & Management), Dartmouth Tuck Winter IO Conference, Williams College, International Industrial Organization Conference

2006 - Yale University, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Swarthmore College, NYU Stern, MIT Sloan, Cornell University, Hunter College, Simon Fraser University, Georgetown University McDonough, ESA North American Meetings


Grants & Funding

Canadian Blood Services Kenneth J. Fyke Award Program (2023-2024),
“Evaluating transfusion medicine patterns of practice across GEMINI sites,” project team member, $98,822,

Institutional Grant (2019-2021)
SSHRC | $5,000

Small Grants Program (2011)
Cornell University Institute for Social Science | $5,418


Grant and journal reviewing

  • AEJ Applied, AEJ Micro, American Economic Review, Austrian Science Fund, Berkeley
    Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, British Academy, Econometrica, Economic
    Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economics Letters, European Economic Review, Falk Institute for
    Economic Research, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review,
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, Israel Science Foundation, Journal of
    Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of
    the European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Labor
    Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management,
    Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Urban Economics, Management Science, National
    Science Foundation, Quarterly Journal of Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Research
    Fund of University of Innsbruck, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic
    Studies, Review of Industrial Organization, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Southern
    Economic Journal

Johnson School, Cornell University

  • Citigroup Integrative Case Competition judge (2006-2007), lead strategy judge (20082014), and case preparer (2008-2013)
  • Committee for Learning Goals and Standards, 2012-2013
  • Committee to develop Critical Thinking course for core curriculum, 2013-2014

Smith School, Queen’s University

  • Ph.D. External Examiner, 2017
  • Chair of Renewal, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, 2017-2018
  • Research and Funding Committee, 2019-2021
  • Research Ethics Board, 2022
  • Faculty Area Coordinator for Business Economics, 2022-2023
  • Appointments Committee for Tenure-Stream Hires, 2022-2023
  • Chair of Appointments Committee for Lecturers (quantitative candidates), 2023
  • Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair Advisory Committee, 2022

Service Conference Work

Reviewer, Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics annual conference, 2022

Program committee member, International Industrial Organization Conference, 2014-2020

Other Positions

  • Board of Directors, Automobile Protection Association, 2017-
  • Associate Editor, European Economic Review, 2015-2019
  • Adviser, Automobile Protection Association, 2014-2015
  • Adviser, ClearMechanic, 2013
  • Statistics Consultant, Statlab, Yale University, 2003-2006
  • Consultant,, 2003
  • Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, Yale University, 2002-2004
  • Research Assistant to Patrick Bayer and Christopher Timmins, Yale University, 2002-2003
  • Assistant Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1997-1998, 1999-2000
  • Research Associate, National Economic Research Associates, 1996-1997