Professor Schneider specializes in applied microeconomics with a focus on markets in which one trading partner has an informational advantage over the other. In a recent project, he conducted undercover visits to auto repair shops to measure the inefficiencies that result from mechanics' informational advantages over car owners. In another project, he investigated the role of contract incentives in explaining why New York City taxi drivers who lease their vehicles have worse driving outcomes than those who own their vehicles. Professor Schneider received his PhD in economics from Yale University during 2006. Prior to graduate studies, he worked in the securities division of the consulting firm National Economics Research Associates and the Domestic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a BS in physics with high honors from Wesleyan University, where he minored in studio art and was a member of the swimming and water polo teams.