Scott  Schaefer
  • John W. McIntyre Family Endowed Chair for Free Market Economics, School Of Business
  • Professor, Quantitative Analysis Mkt&Org


  • BAS with distinction, Economics / Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Stanford University
  • PhD, Economic Analysis and Policy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University


Scott Schaefer is the John W. McIntyre Family Endowed Chair for Free Market Economics and Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. 

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.