Amy Ellen Schwartz

Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Contact Information
amyschwartz@syr.edu

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9362
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Staff Support
Katrina Fiacchi
(315) 443-9040
kfiacchi@maxwell.syr.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Amy Ellen Schwartz CV

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Degree

Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 1989

Specialties

Public economics, economics of education, urban economics

Courses

Fall 2019

PAI 810.003 Advanced Seminar: Policy and Administration, Th 12:00-2:00

Biography

Amy Ellen Schwartz is a Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Her research interests span issues in education policy, urban economics, and public finance. Current projects include a study of the role of transportation on school choice, commuting, and student outcomes; an examination of the impact of housing vouchers on school access and academic outcomes; a study of how neighborhood crime shapes students success and the link between the retail and built environment on children’s success; and an investigation of school food and special education programs. Her work has been published in a range of journals and her research has been funded through grants from foundations and various federal agencies. Amy serves on the editorial board of Regional Science and Urban Economics and is the Editor of Education Finance and Policy. Full Biography

Publications

Selected Papers

Research Interests

Public Economics

Economics of Education

Urban Economics

Research Grants and Awards

Co-Principal Investigator. “School Choice Policy Research Center: A National Research Partnership to Improve School Choice for Disadvantaged Students.” Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES)/DOE. 2016-2023.

Principal Investigator. “Between Home and School: The School Bus and Student Outcomes.” Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). 2017-2019.

Co-Principal Investigator. "The Impact of the Built Environment on Child BMI." with Brian Ebel. Funded by New York University (NYU)/National Institute of Health (NIH). 2016-2021.

Co-Principal Investigator. “Special Education Policy Reforms: Equal Opportunity at Last?” Funded by New York University (NYU)/Spencer Foundation. 2015-2017.

Co-Principal Investigator. “Impact of the Food Environment on Child Body Mass Index,” with Brian Ebel. Funded by New York University (NYU) /National Institute of Health (NIH). 2013-2017.