Scott Schaefer is Professor of Finance and David Eccles Faculty Fellow at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business. He is also an Investigator with the Institute for Public and International Affairs at the University of Utah.
Professor Schaefer joined the Eccles School faculty in 2005. He had previously spent ten years on the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, where he held the Richard M. Paget Chair in Management Policy from 2001 to 2005.
Professor Schaefer's research focuses on the economics of organization, with an emphasis on understanding employment relationships and decision-making inside firms. He has written extensively on executive compensation, use of stock options in compensation, and the labor market effects of employment protections such as the Civil Rights Act of 1991. His research has been published widely in top academic journals in Economics, Management, Finance and Accounting. He is a co-author of "Economics of Strategy," a leading textbook in the field of strategic management, and founder of the Utah Winter Business Economics Conference.
At Utah, Professor Schaefer teaches a variety of economics-based business courses, including core microeconomics for undergraduates, MBAs and executives. At Kellogg, Professor Schaefer developed and taught MBA electives on strategic organization design and human resource management, and led a PhD seminar on organizational economics. He received Kellogg's Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award three times and was a four-time finalist for the Lawrence Lavengood Professor of the Year Award.
Scott Schaefer earned a PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in economics and math from Stanford University.