Eli Snir

Teaching Professor of Data Analytics

Eli Snir

Eli Snir

Eli has been teaching quantitative courses in undergraduate and MBA courses since 2003 at SMU and now at Olin. His research encompasses economic aspects of markets, information, technology, and the interaction between them. Within this domain he is interested in viable structures for online procurement markets, economic aspects of trading in these markets, and contractual mechanisms in supply chains. Recently, he applied these concepts to understanding the role of information technology in healthcare.

Area of Expertise

Econometrics, Decision Analysis, Management Science, Simulation Modeling, Inventory Control, Production Planning, and Scheduling, Supply Chain Management


  • Ph D 2000, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School
  • MS 1996, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • BS 1991, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology


Reid Teaching Award , Olin Business School, 2022

Research Interests

Economics of Information Systems; Supply Chain Management; Healthcare

Personal Interests

Eli and his wife have three sons. They have lived in Israel, Philadelphia, Dallas and now St. Louis. He enjoys traveling in the U.S. and abroad with his family.

Selected Publications

  • "Costly Bidding in Online Markets for IT Services", Management Science, Issue 11, 1504-1520, with Lorin Hitt, 2003
  • "Monitoring Technology and Firm Boundaries: Physician-hospital Integration and Technology Utilization", Journal of Health Economics, Issue 3, 457-467, with Jeffrey McCullough, 2010
  • "Online Auctions Enabling the Secondary Computer Market", Information Technology and Management, Issue 3, 213-234, 2006
  • "Contractors' and Agency Decisions and Policy Implications in A+B Bidding", Production and Operations Management, Issue 1, 159-177, with Diwakar Gupta, Yibin Chen, 2015
  • "The Use of Flexible Manufacturing Capacity in Pharmaceutical Product Introductions", Decision Sciences, Issue 2, 243-268, with Chester Chambers, Asad Ata, 2009
  • "Vendor Screening in IT Contracting with a Pilot Project", Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Issue 1, 61-88, with Lorin Hitt, 2004
  • "Liability as a Catalyst for Product Stewardship", Production and Operations Management, Issue 2, 190-206, 2001