Henry Seth Schneider

Henry Seth Schneider

Assistant Professor of Economics

326 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-3734

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.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Accepted Papers

  • Jackson, Kirabo; Schneider, Henry Seth.  "Checklists and Worker Behavior: A Field Experiment"  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics  (Accepted)

  • Schneider, Henry Seth.  "The Bidder's Curse: Comment"  American Economic Review  (Accepted)

Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Schneider, Henry Seth; Waldman, Michael; Wang, Ying.  "Adverse Selection, Market Size, and Innovation"

  • Peterson, Jonathan; Schneider, Henry Seth.  "Beautiful Lemons: Adverse Selection in Durable-Goods Markets with Sorting"

  • Jackson, Kirabo; Schneider, Henry Seth.  "Is Promoting Best Practices Always Best? Experimental Evidence from the Auto-Repair Industry"

  • Cooper, Kristen; Schneider, Henry Seth; Waldman, Michael.  "Limited Rationality and the Strategic Environment: The Roles of Repeated Shocks and Experience"

  • Heffetz, Ori; O'Donoghue, Ted; Schneider, Henry Seth.  "Task Completion: Evidence from New York City Parking-Ticket Payments"

  • Podwol, Joseph; Schneider, Henry Seth.  "Testing for Nonstandard Behavior in Auctions in the Presence of Unobserved Demand"

Book Chapters

  • Murry, Charles; Schneider, Henry Seth, (accepted), The Economics of Retail Markets for New and Used Cars, in Handbook on the Economics of Retail and Distribution, eds E. Basker, Edward Elgar.