Scott Schaefer

John W. McIntyre Family Endowed Chair for Free Market Economics, Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration, David Eccles Professor, Faculty Scholar & Faculty Fellow

Business Economics Group, Department of Finance

Faculty, Tenure Track

Scott Schaefer is Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.  He is also Visiting Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Professor Schaefer is co-author of Roadside MBA: Backroad Lessons for Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Small Business Owners, and co-author of the leading textbook Economics of Strategy.  He joined the Utah faculty in 2005, and served as Associate Dean at the School of Business from 2009 to 2012.  From 1995 to 2005 he was a faculty member at Kellogg, where he held the Richard M. Paget Chair in Management Policy.  He was the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Visiting Professor of Economics and Finance at Utah State University during Fall 2012.

Scott Schaefer earned a PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1995. He holds a bachelors degree from Stanford University, with a double-major in Economics and Mathematical and Computational Sciences.

Areas of Expertise
Economics of Organization
Economics of Strategy
Microeconomic Theory

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BAS with distinction 1990, Economics / Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Stanford University

PhD 1995, Economic Analysis and Policy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Honors & Awards

Professional Service Award. David Eccles School of Business, 05/2011

Executive MBA Teaching Excellence Award. David Eccles School of Business, 05/2010

Brady Superior Teaching Award. David Eccles School of Business, 05/2009

Masters Teaching Excellence Award. David Eccles School of Business, 05/2008


Fall 2016

BUS 2010-001 Microeconomics
Location: CRCC 210 (C. Roland Christensen Ctr.)
BUS 2010-002 Microeconomics
Location: SFEBB 110 (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)
FINAN 6025-001 Managerial Economics

Summer 2016

FINAN 6120-011 Economics
Location: CRCC 205 (C. Roland Christensen Ctr.)
FINAN 6120-030 Economics


Scott Schaefer, Mazzeo, Oyer & Fyffe (2015). Roadside MBA: Big Lessons from America’s Small Business. Stanford Graduate School of Business. Practice – other, Released, 10/2015.