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Maxwell School
Maxwell / Center for Policy Research

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, and  Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs

Selected Papers

“School Wellness Programs: Magnitude and Distribution in New York City Public Schools." Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Brian Elbel, Melissa Pflugh Prescott, Siddhartha Aneja, Journal of School Health (Forthcoming).

“Do Top Dogs Rule in Middle School? Evidence on Bullying, Safety, and Belonging." Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Michah Rothbart, American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), Vol. 53, No. 5 (September 14, 2016), pp. 1450-1484. DOI: 10.3102/0002831216657177.

“Unexpected Arrivals: The Spillover Effects of Mid-Year Entry on Stable Student Achievement in New York City."  Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Emily Whitesell,  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (August 10, 2016). http://epa.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/08/09/0162373716661242.full.pdf+html. DOI: 10.3102/0162373716661242.

“Why Don’t Housing Choice Voucher Recipients Live Near Better Schools? Insights from Big Data." Amy Ellen Schwartz, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Keren Mertens Horn, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM), Vol. 35, No. 4 (June 27, 2016), pp. 884-905. DOI: 10.1002/pam.21929. 

“Neighborhoods, Schools and Obesity: The Potential for Place-Based Approaches to Reduce Childhood Obesity." Amy Ellen Schwartz and Brian Elbel, Sean P. Corcoran,  PLOS One (June 16, 2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157479

“Are All Schools Created Equal?: Learning Environments in Small and Large High Schools in New York City." Jessica Boccardo, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Matthew Wiswall. Education of Education Review, Vol. 52 (June, 2016), pp. 272-290. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272775716301467.

“Moving Matters: The Causal Effect of School Mobility on Student Performance." Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Sarah Cordes , Education Finance and Policy (May 18, 2016). DOI:10.1162/EDFP_a_00. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/EDFP_a_00198.

“The Effect of Breakfast in the Classroom on Obesity and Academic Performance: Evidence from New York City." Sean P. Corcoran, Brian Elbel, and Amy Ellen Schwartz, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM), Vol. 35, No. 3 (March 30, 2016), pp. 509-532. DOI: 10.1002/pam.21909.

“Effect of a School-Based Water Intervention on Child Body Mass Index and Obesity." Amy Ellen Schwartz, Michele Leardo, Siddhartha Aneja, and Brian Elbel, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, Vol. 170, No. 3 (January 19, 2016), pp. 220-226. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2480887. DOI:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3778. 

“Impacts of Classifying New York City Students as Overweight." Douglas Almond, Ajin Lee, and Amy Ellen Schwartz, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 113, No. 13 (2016), pp. 3488-3491. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1518443113.

“Does Small High School Reform Lift Urban Districts? Evidence from NYC." Leanna Stiefel, Matthew Wiswall, and Amy Ellen Schwartz, Educational Researcher, Vol. 44, No. 3 (March 30, 2015), pp. 161-172. http://edr.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/30/0013189X15579187.full.pdf+html.  

"Is Neighbourhood Destiny? Exploring the Link Between Neighbourhood Mobility and Student Outcomes." Sarah Cordes, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel and Jeffrey Zabel, Urban Studies, Vol. 53 (January 8, 2015), pp. 400-417. DOI: 10.1177/0042098014563469. 

“Toward an Understanding of Productivity in Education." Jennifer King Rice and Amy Ellen Schwartz; Helen F. Ladd and Margaret E. Goertz (Editors), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy; New York, NY: Routledge, Capter 8 (2015), pp. 131-145.

For a full list of publications, please refer to Professor Schwartz's CV.